National Park Hosts Tour Of Historic Daisy Town. Rangers and volunteers invite the public to Daisy Town Day in the Elkmont Historic District on Saturday, November 4, 2023 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Daisy Town Day honors those who lived, worked and played in the area before the creation of Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Volunteers in historical clothing will share stories and photos of the Daisy Town area in its heyday. Visitors can watch a 1928 home movie showing the Daisy Town area, listen to music by local band Wild Blue Yonder, and explore exhibits spotlighting daily Daisy Town life at the Appalachian Clubhouse. All cabins will be open to the public.
Elkmont was home to Little River Lumber Company, one of the largest logging companies that operated in the pre-park years. By the early 1900s, the area became a popular vacation destination for members of Knoxville’s Appalachian Club. In 1910, the Appalachian Club leased land from the lumber company to create a hunting and fishing camp and build vacation homes. There were over 80 structures in the area, including Daisy Town and nearby Society Hill and Millionaire’s Row. Today 18 restored buildings tell the story of the history of tourism in the Smokies.
Daisy Town is near Elkmont Campground, which is approximately 6 miles west of Sugarlands Visitor Center near Gatlinburg, Tennessee.
Source – GSMNP