Help us preserve one of the few historical landmarks and privately owned state parks in Tennessee. By donating to the “Save the Dam” fund you are helping with much needed repairs to our Big Creek Dam which is the oldest stone dam in Tennessee. Proceeds will also go to building the original Amis Village back to a working artist community for local craftsman, school tours, and groups.

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“Save the Dam’ Foundation

Help us preserve not only the Big Creek Dam(oldest stone dam in Tenn circa.1781) but also with the estate. By donating you will receive a special personalized gift from the Amis Family but also help preserve this amazing estate and free state park.

Repairs needed for the dam.

Repairs needed for the dam.



We are organizing a “Friends of Amis” volunteer group to help with the grounds, tours, education and more. Stay tuned for more information or click below to pre-register and we will send emails with updates.

Annual Fundraiser 11/8/18!

Enjoy an evening of amazing food, wine, and friends all to help the Thomas Amis Estate and Big Creek Dam. Five course tasting menu with wine & cocktail pairing and of course an amazing dessert. Tickets are limited to 100 so get your now before they are gone.


Buy your tickets now for one of the best events leading into the Holidays. We raise some much needed donations for our Big Creek Dam repairs and renovation. Our theme this year is ‘A Taste of the Bayou” with a five course tasting menu paired with either wine or a cocktail.

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