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Discovery Park of America invites you to celebrate David Crockett’s 236th birthday on Sat., Aug. 13, 2022. The folk hero, frontiersman, politician and Tennessee settler made his home in Northwest Tennessee from 1822 until he departed for the Alamo in 1835. He was born near the town of Limestone in present-day Greene County, Tenn. on Aug. 17, 1786.

Crockett, known for his marksmanship, was one of the earliest non-Native American hunters around nearby Reelfoot Lake. A passionate advocate for the earliest settlers of West Tennessee, he served in the state legislature from 1821 to 1824, then as a member of Congress representing West Tennessee counties in the United States House of Representatives from 1827 to 1831 and 1833 to 1835. He represented settlers making their homes in the counties of Carroll, Dyer, Fayette, Gibson, Hardeman, Hardin, Haywood, Henderson, Henry, Lawrence, Madison, McNairy, Obion, Perry, Shelby, Tipton, Wayne, and Weakley.

Visitors will find many ways to experience David Crockett at Discovery Park all year long. Included is a statue dedicated to the frontiersman, a congressional exhibit in Liberty Hall at Freedom Square, a reproduction of Crockett’s portrait by John Gadsby Chapman, the Regional History Gallery telling the story of Northwest Tennessee, a 20,0000-gallon aquarium and tanks featuring the wildlife of Reelfoot Lake, a one-of-a-kind Earthquake Simulator, the Native American Gallery, an 1800s Tennessee log cabin community, Mill Ridge featuring a working gristmill and forge and more.

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David Crockett Day
David Crockett Day
David Crockett Day
David Crockett Day
David Crockett Birthday Celebrations

830 Everett Blvd.
Union City, TN 38261

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Admission Rates
General Admission Pricing:

Adult (18 and older): $19.99*
Child (4-17): $14.99
3 and under are free.
Hours Open
HIGH SEASON
March – July

Open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Monday – Saturday
Open 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Sunday

LOW SEASON
August – February

Open 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Monday
Open 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Sunday
Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Discounts Offered
  • Student Discount
  • Senior Citizen Discount
  • Active Military
  • AARP Discount
  • Military Discount
  • AAA Discount
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