Buttonwillow Civil War Theater Presents Grandaddy's Watch in Pigeon Forge, TN

Buttonwillow Civil War Theater2135 ParkwayPigeon Forge, TN 37863
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Overview

If you are a Civil War history buff or want to learn about one of the most exciting chapters in U.S. history, “Granddaddy’s Watch” at the Buttonwillow Civil War Theater is a must-see! The show is hugely educational while maintaining your interest with funny skits and audience interaction. Steve Gipson’s storytelling is compelling and honest; he provides little known history about the War Between the States.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Pigeon Forge Travel Experts
  • Wheelchair accessible.
  • Concessions are available for purchase.
  • Plan to arrive 30 minutes prior to show time.
  • Meet the performers in the lobby after the show!
  • The show is approximately 2 hours. There is no intermission.
  • Recommend for those with an interest in American history; with a little humor.
  • A play that offers an educational and entertaining look at the Civil War and American history.
  • Performed at the Buttonwillow Civil War Theater on the Parkway in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.
  • The show is appropriate for all ages. However, it isn’t recommended for toddlers and young children.

Description

from Buttonwillow Civil War Theater - "Grandaddy's Watch"
The year is 1864…. Witness the humorous and challenging encounter between a die-hard Tennessee Unionist and his spitfire, Confederate sister as they struggle to understand the other’s view of saving their precious Tennessee.

An entertaining and educational show with a light-hearted, but also serious portrayal of Civil War figures and facts. Stories from the time of America’s Civil War set the stage for a two-hour flash back into the heart and soul of America in the 19th century.

Filled with drama as well as side-splitting one-liners, you and your family will witness real American history, unfiltered by modern text books and political correctness. It wasn’t what the books told you…it was what they left out. This isn’t just a performance, this is a true Southern and American experience.

Tripster Customer Reviews

Donnie Peckham
1 Review
"History Made Interesting"
July 2020
Great show, clean, wholesome, interesting, and informative...Great family fun, with fun facts and truth not in most history books. Much needed in today’s climate where youth are intellectually deprived in schools of History. God Bless America and this show of truth.
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Tip: Over 2 hours that goes by fast, and History comes at you fast

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marklA2047NB
Omaha, Nebraska
"A must see"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 19, 2020 NEW
I am a history buff and was intrigued by the concept. Wasn't disappointed. This was an unconventional play/presentation that proved to be enlightening, irreverent, not PC, historically accurate (researched), funny, entertaining and educational all in one. Not to give away too much but the two actors/presenters break the fifth wall and interact with the audience. I learned things and I have studied and read on the Civil War a great deal. I would recommend this show for everyone who wants to know more. Families with school aged children will be rewarded by the not taught in schools facts presented. Please attend, small show worth the time to see and enjoy.
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Kathysanchez1282
New York Mills, Minnesota
"Great history!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 18, 2020 NEW
Great history! Cute decor in the lobby and bathroom. The actors did a great job! I would recommend to history buffs like myself!
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TinytotRN
"OUTSTANDING"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 11, 2020 NEW
I learned quite a few things that had never been taught in school. In light of the unrest in America today, ask yourself this question...Who benefits the most by having us all at each other's throats ???
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KWilliams43302
"Awesome History Lesson"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 09, 2020 NEW
Very informative show, people were friendly and funny.Definitely leaves you with a new view of American history and what you wished you had learned in school. Definitely come check it out if you can.
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kendrahutchison
"Buttonwillow Civil War Theater"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 06, 2020 NEW
What an amazing show!!! I highly recommend seeing this performance. I will be back. The research that it took to write such an intelligent and thought provoking show is very evident in the performance. Wonderful acting, friendly and very hospitipal staff, clean and inviting. A must see!!!!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Buttonwillow Civil War Theater - "Grandaddy's Watch"

Is the show appropriate for kids?
Yes, the play’s content is appropriate for all ages. However, it isn’t recommended for toddlers and young children.

Where is the show performed?
At the Buttonwillow Civil War Theater on the Parkway in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

Are concessions for sale?
Yes, concessions are available in the lobby area.

How long is the show?
The show is approximately 2 hours. There is no intermission.

Is photography/videography permitted during the show? 
Photography is permitted. However, no video or audio recording is allowed.

Can audiences meet the performers? 
Yes, the performers are available in the lobby after show.

Is the theater wheelchair accessible?
Yes, the theater is wheelchair accessible.

Is there a pre-show? 
No.

How early should audiences arrive?
Audiences should arrive 30 minutes prior to show time.