The Friends of Land Between the Lakes invite you enjoy an old-fashioned afternoon of fun on Independence Day—one of the biggest holidays in the 1850s ! Celebrate Independence Day at the Homeplace from 1 – 4pm on Thursday, July 4, 2019.  The Homeplace is located at at 4512 The Trace, Dover, Tennessee, 37058. Admission is $5 for ages 13 and up; $3 for ages 5 – 12; and free for ages 4 and under.

The festivities begin with a group reading of the Declaration of Independence and raising a 30-star flag. Savor a cool slice of watermelon, and take part in historic outdoor competitions and games. Make a classic craft and help with patriotic toasts and tributes, all in celebration of America’s birthday.

Weather permitting, the event will conclude with a small hot air or “smoke balloon” launch.

Fourth grade students can go to to receive a free Every Kid in a Park pass, and get their family in for free. For more information, call the Homeplace at 931.232.6457.

About the Friends of Land Between the Lakes

The Land Between The Lakes Association (Friends of Land Between the Lakes) is the non-profit partner of the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area, USDA Forest Service. Its mission is to work with public and private stakeholders to educate, improve, promote, conserve and provide stewardship for the Land Between the Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area. More information is available at It is supported through business and personal memberships, gift shop sales and other contributions.

If you plan on visiting the Kentucky Lake area over the summer holidays,  make sure and check out our lodging page for campgrounds, hotels and resorts.  You can find fun things to do by visiting our attractions page too!