Land Between the Lakes , Ky./Tenn. – June 22, 2018 – The public is invited to a traditional community celebration of America’s birthday at the Homeplace 1850s Working Farm, from 1-4 p.m., July 4. Admission is $5 ages 13 and up; $3 ages 5 -12; free for ages 4 and under.

“Raising the 30 star flag from 1850 and reading the Declaration of Independence together is a moving way to remember why we still celebrate today,” says Erik Waywood, Homeplace interpreter. “We are also planning a special finish, called Sounds of the Fourth, with patriotic toasts (lemonade provided), songs, bells and more. Help us bring the afternoon to a rousing close. There will also be a launch of a small hot air or “smoke” balloon, weather permitting.”

Throughout the afternoon visitors can take part in old time games, crafts, ice cold water melon, and a pie eating contest. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets. See all of our activities for Independence Day at

The Homeplace 1850s Working Farm recreates the lifestyle of a two-generation family of the region. Visitors mingle with interpreters wearing period attire going about their daily chores. Artifacts, restored historic structures and traditional seasonal activities take visitors back-in-time to relive history before the American Civil War.

To find more information about Land Between the Lakes, log on to the official website at or call 1.800.525.7077 or 270.924.2000.

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