Tipton Haynes State Historic Site
Johnson City Tennessee Historic Sites
2620 South Roan Street
Johnson City, TN 37601
Reservations: (423) 743-9255
|Tipton-Haynes State Historic Site - Johnson City, TN|
Tipton-Haynes is a Tennessee State Historic Site located in Johnson City and is on the National Register of Historic Places. At the Tipton-Haynes historic site, eleven buildings tell a story of Tennessee's history from early settlement to the Civil War era. Contained within the large white house is the 25' x 35' log cabin of Col. John Tipton. The Tiptons enlarged the home and built a shed porch across the front of the house and built a separate kitchen. In the 1850s, Haynes changed the front porch to what is seen today and constructed his law office next to the house.
The outbuildings include a smokehouse, pigsty, loom house, still house, springhouse and the large log barn and corncrib from the Tipton period. In addition, there is the home of George Haynes, a slave with the Haynes family. Col. John Tipton is buried in the site's cemetery. The historic physical features are the Buffalo Trail that later became the Jonesborough, Tennessee - Morganton, North Carolina Stage Road, the cave where tradition says that Daniel Boone camped. Various gardens surround the historic buildings.
The Tipton-Haynes Visitors Center & Museum has been the meeting and departure point of Appalachian GhostWalks' "Haunted Historic Tipton-Haynes GhostWalk" for many years. The tour elaborates on the history and mystery of this important location in Tennessee History. The guide is a blood relative of Col John Tipton who hand-hewd the logs of main cabin still standing today! Afternoon tours are presented daily and/or nightly, year-round. Reservations are required so call (423) 743-WALK (9255) for reservations by telephone, or RESERVE NOW ONLINE. You'll have a simply SPOOK-tacular good time!!!
All visitors are greeted in the Tipton-Haynes Museum and Education Center. The museum houses the permanent and temporary exhibit areas, education and reception space, a museum shop, and a library and archives that relate to the early history of Tennessee, as well as the Tipton and Haynes families. All are wheelchair accessible.
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