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.

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600holliw
"Amazing!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 09, 2020 NEW
I absolutely LOVE Buttonwillow Civil War Theater!!! It was very educational and hilariously entertaining!!! My husband, kids, and I had an amazing time!! I could watch it over and over! I can't believe how much I learned from their performance! If you love history then you have to go see their show!!
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Relax647293
"Civil War buff or not ..."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 23, 2020
Mr. Gipson's extensive research casts an entirely new light on the civil war era! This should be on your history class list for an enlightening and fun view of historical facts not exactly taught to us! Put this one on your list to visit and enjoy history as you've never been taught!
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XxxO5
"So glad I inadvertly entered"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 19, 2020
This was probably the highlight of my trip to the Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge area (except of course Flap Jacks). Not well advertised but American history with a twist of humor. A well done performance with just 2 actors. Exceeded all my expectations and woud highly recommend to those with an open mind. Thank you for this venue.
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paiges507
Dawsonville, Georgia
"The Hidden Gem of the Smoky's!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 17, 2020
Absolutely positively hands down the hidden gem of the Smoky's! My husband and I attended the show this past Saturday and can't stop talking about it. The knowledge that Steve provides in not only exceptional but captivating. I will be honest, I knew nothing about the Civil War or even that Era, but my husband is an avid History Buff. I was concerned that I would be lost or even bored but quite the opposite happened, I was enthralled with the information that was provided, I found it easy to understand and follow PLUS the amount of humor and emotion is the perfect amount to create a spectacular show. In a world full of fake news and "politically correctness" I commend the Gipson Family for their dedication to keeping history alive! With your support, we can keep this audio time capsule available and thriving for the next generation!
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williame108
Miami, Florida
"This Buttonwillow Civil War Theater Pigeon Forge will be one of the best plays you will ever attend"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 06, 2020
This was my fifth time seeing this play every year a group of Miami High Alumni attend when my Grandson Zack was 18 he attended the show with me he is now 20 & recently asked Grandpa when are we going back to Tennessee I enjoyed the Civil War show & would like to go back... this is the best bang for your buck you will be glad you attended ... our group from Miami will be back in October
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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.