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Sgt. Alvin C. York Historic Park

Plan Your Visit

Hours of Operation
April-October, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CST daily, including weekends.
November-March, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. CST daily, including weekends.

Directions
From I-40, take Route 127 North to Pall Mall, TN The park is located on Hwy. 127, just eight miles from the Tennessee/Kentucky border.
Detailed directions
To the park | From the park

Park Activities


Picnic Facilities

Points of Interest


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The historic park includes the York family farm and the grist mill he operated for many years on the banks of the Wolf River.

Events

November 11 - Veterans Day Celebration
Join the park and the Sgt. York Patriotic Foundation for this Veterans Day tribute. This very special annual ceremony begins at 11AM and pays tribute to all members of the armed forces, both past and present. Events include presentation of colors, dignitary speeches and music. For more information call (931) 879-3657 or go to www.sgtyork.org.

December 11 - Christmas in the Valley
Join the park and the Sgt. York Patriotic Foundation for this annual holiday celebration in York's hometown of Pall Mall, TN. Events will be held at the York General Store and the York Home and include a visit from Santa, choir singing, lantern walk, and holiday refreshments & decorations. 5-8PM. For more information call (931) 879-3657 or go to www.sgtyork.org.

Historic Park

The Sgt. Alvin C. York State Historic Park, located in Pall Mall, Tennessee, pays tribute to Sgt. Alvin C. York, the backwoods marksman from the mountains of Tennessee who became one of the most decorated soldiers of World War I. York's fame rose from his legendary exploits on October 8, 1918 in the Argonne Forest in France. Leading a small patrol, York was sent out to eliminate flanking machine gun fire that was halting the advance of his regiment. York found himself alone opposing a German machine gun unit. With rifle and pistol he engaged the enemy. The fight ended with more than twenty Germans dead. Then, the other one hundred and thirty-two soldiers, including four officers and thirty-five machine guns, became discouraged and surrendered to York and six of his comrades. For that he was decorated with a dozen medals, including the Medal of Honor and the French Croix de Guerre. He has been honored by a 10-foot statue on the grounds of the State Capitol in Nashville, and his medals and trophies may be seen at the Tennessee State Museum.

Picnic Facilities

There are two large picnic pavilions that can accommodate up to 50 people. Picnic areas may be reserved up to one year in advance. Pavilions are equipped with grills and water spigots.

Also, there are eight concrete, single picnic tables and more wooden tables.

Museum

The York homesite museum includes a collection of wartime and personal momentos, including historical photographs, family portraits and personal items.

Programs

Andrew York is the son of Alvin C. York and is a Park Ranger at the homesite. If notified in advance, interpretive programs can be scheduled.

AmeriCorps*NCCC Builds a Bridge

AmeriCorps*NCCC Builds a Bridge in 37 Days at Alvin C. York Birthplace and Museum