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Address: 2620 S Roan St, Johnson City, TN 37601-7585
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+1 423-926-3631

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A wonderful 18th-20th historic farm complex!

The site has a small but well-run organization, and boasts an impressive archives as well! This property has a number of standing early historic domestic and utilitarian farm... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2016
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were unaware of the Tipton family history and its impact on Northeast Tennessee until we were persuaded to visit the Tipton-Haynes State Historic Site. Located at 2620 South Roan Street in Johnson City, the site includes a house originally built in 1784 by Colonel John Tipton and 10 other buildings, including a smokehouse, pigsty, loom house, still house, springhouse,... More 

Thank Taylor B
Jonesborough, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great historic site. THe buildings and artifacts are really interesting. There is a well-done museum full of artifacts, clothes and furniture, as well as other Native American and wildlife artifacts, including the skull of a dire wolf, found in a cave on the property, which you may enter. They offer a series of events throughout the year... More 

Thank Jules C
Banner Elk, North Carolina
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Reviewed 26 December 2016

This state historical park has a great visitor center and very interesting insights into Tennessee's early settlement as an "overmountain" community beyond the Appalachians. The history includes the "State of Franklin" independence phase before statehood and the role of the Patriot "Overmountain Men" who crossed the Appalachians to defeat the British-led Loyalist force at the pivotal Battle of Kings Mountain... More 

Thank 600randyj
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Reviewed 22 November 2016

Excellent guided tours, beautiful place to learn about local history, great events for the community

Thank Erin D
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Reviewed 11 November 2016

Nice piece of local history. Not an entire trip destination but interesting. I wasn't able to be there for the presentation. I'm sure that would have raised my review. Very friendly and informative hosts.

Thank Steve R
Arnoldsville, Georgia
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Reviewed 8 August 2016

My wife Alice is writing a book about her parents' romance and marriage during WW-II, and is including an account of their lineage. Her dad was General James Baird Tipton, a direct descendant of Colonel John Tipton, whose home this was from 1784-1813. Colonel Tipton was an important figure in the early history of our country and played a major... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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Reviewed 15 June 2016

The site has a small but well-run organization, and boasts an impressive archives as well! This property has a number of standing early historic domestic and utilitarian farm structures. A rarely-seen slave cabin is present, and the main house is quite impressive for its time and location on the edge of the frontier. Take the time to walk around and... More 

Thank mcdh4561
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Reviewed 20 March 2016

We visited Tipton-Haynes we loved it a step back in time a Civil War Reenactment Drill was going on while we was there we traveled the large farm seen many building that represented how settlers once lived. They also have a great museum that has a lot of history on the State of Franklin and the guys that signed you... More 

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Limestone, TN
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Reviewed 15 December 2015

This is a very interesting place to visit, especially at Christmas when they do a candlelight tour. Very informative and really takes you back.

Thank MarylouLimestone_TN
Johnson City, Tennessee
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Reviewed 10 December 2015

I loved going to this Historic Site!!! There were so many cool things to do and see there! It really takes you back to what life could've been like then. Wonderful activity to do if you are in town or live close by. Close to the colleges ETSU and Miligan

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