Things to Do at Sgt. Alvin C. York State Historic Park

Step back in time and experience the rich history at Sgt. Alvin C. York State Historic Park.

Sergeant Alvin C. York was one of the most decorated U.S. Army soldiers of World War I. The park, located in the quiet community of Pall Mall, Tennessee, pays tribute to York's life, heritage, and story.

You know we were in the Argonne Forest twenty-eight days, and had some mighty hard fighting in there. A lot of our boys were killed off. Every company has to have so many sergeants. They needed a sergeant; and they jes’ took me.
— Sgt. Alvin C. York

There are many fascinating things to do and see at Sgt. Alvin C. York State Historic Park.


Sgt. Alvin C. York's Home

TOUR SGT. ALVIN C. YORK'S HOME

York's two-story white house has been left untouched since his, and his wife's, passing and is now open to the public. While strolling through the family's 5 bedroom home, you'll feel as though you've stepped back into a much simpler time!


 Photo via  Brandy Ferrell

Photo via Brandy Ferrell

EXPERIENCE A WORLD WAR I TRENCH

Just a short walk behind York's home is the World War I reproduction trench. Experience first-hand the look and feel of what it would have been like for soldiers down in the trenches.


Swing bridge over Wolf River in Tennessee

WALK ACROSS THE SWING BRIDGE

While exploring the park's walking trail, experience the thrill of crossing the Wolf River on a swing bridge. There are not many places in the world you can walk across a bridge like this, let alone right here in Tennessee!


STAY AT NEARBY LAUREL FORK RUSTIC RETREAT!

Relax before and after your visit to Sgt. Alvin C. York State Historic Park. With multiple cabin options and quick access to the park, you'll find just what you need and more.

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VISIT YORK'S GENERAL STORE

Step inside the park's Visitor Center that was once Sgt. York’s General Store. York owned and operated the General Store with his sons after he returned home from war. The Visitor Center contains a display on York's life, artifacts from World War I, a Sgt. York and WWI themed gift shop, and more.


 Photo via  Brandy Ferrell

Photo via Brandy Ferrell

PICNIC AT YORK MILL

Pack a lunch and spend some time at the iconic York Mill, a red two-story gristmill. Enjoy a self-guided tour along with the peacefulness of the Wolf River water cascading over the mill's falls!


Burial site of Alvin C. York at Wolf River Cemetery

VISIT YORK'S FINAL RESTING PLACE

Visit the final resting place of Alvin C. York and his wife, Gracie Loretta Williams York, at nearby Wolf River Cemetery. While there, you can also view the Wolf River Methodist Church, where York attended, and take in the same views of the Cumberland Plateau cliffs that York once did.