Dear Educator:

We are thrilled that you are considering a visit to Fort Loudoun State Historic Area for your school field trip. Here at Fort Loudoun, our interpretive staff is prepared to take your class back in time to experience life at the fort 18th century style!

Our school programs are approximately 1 ½ hours in length. This includes a viewing of our 15-minute film introducing the history of Fort Loudoun, an hour touring the fort with an interpreter in period clothing and 15 to 20 minutes for students to browse through our museum and gift shop.

During your students’ Fort Loudoun tour, they may encounter an array of 18th century experiences introducing them to life at Fort Loudoun during the French and Indian War. These interactive experiences may include participation in a military drill, seeing a flint-lock musket fired, receiving an eye-opening look into the lives of 18th century women and children,  or learning how far our medical technology has come by seeing the tools of an 18th century military physician. In addition, your students will obtain an understanding of the landscape and life in the Overhills before this area became the State of Tennessee as well as Fort Loudoun’s role in the French & Indian War. The possibilities of your students’ 18th century experience is endless and meets many of the State of Tennessee’s Social Studies achievement requirements and benchmarks for Culture and History!

We can provide your class with a standard or customized program that is appropriate for your students’ grade level and curriculum. We invite you and your class to explore historic Fort Loudoun and experience a unique piece of Tennessee’s history!


Eric Hughey
Park Manager