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Independence Day Anvil Shoot Celebration

Festival Event

ADA Accessibility Notes

Handicap accessible, handicap parking

Ages Festival is Appropriate For


The Museum of Appalachia celebrates Independence Day by launching a gunpowder-filled anvil high into the sky. “Anvil shooting” was once a common way for pioneers to celebrate special events.

The anvil shoot is the centerpiece of a celebration that includes a bell-ringing ceremony, flag procession, old-fashioned games, music, and demonstrations from blacksmiths, beekeepers, patriotic re-enactors, and woodworkers.

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How to Get There

The Museum of Appalachia is located 16 miles north of Knoxville, Tennessee, on I-75, exit 122, then east one mile.

Street address: 2819 Andersonville Hwy., Clinton, TN 37716

Pet Friendly Notes

Service animals only


Admission charged. Please call 865-494-7680 for more information.