Independence Day Anvil Shoot Celebration

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.

Anvil shoot times and event pricing TBA.

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. The Museum is also hosting a pie-baking contest; registration information and other details can be found at

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Latitude: 36.179937 Longitude: -84.069632 Elevation: 919 ft
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Event Dates

7/4/2019 – 7/4/2019

Admission Fee (if any)

Regular admission applies.

Ages Festival is Appropriate For


ADA Accessibility Notes

Handicap accessible

Pet Friendly Notes

No pets allowed

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

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