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Address: 2620 South Roan Street, Johnson City, TN 37601
Phone Number: 423-926-3631
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This is a very interesting place to visit, especially at Christmas when they do a candlelight tour. Very informative and really takes you back.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
Limestone, TN
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Limestone, TN
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 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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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 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

Thank R9891MLjen
Johnson City, Tennessee
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

I have been several times. Its an educational snap shot into a look back at the history of the area. Everything is well preserved and presented.

Thank Thomas R
Johnson City, Tennessee
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34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Very neat place to visit and especially nice for the young ones. We have been there twice and once there were a group of children on a field trip.

Thank Joe M
Asheville, North Carolina
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79 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

The visitor center was one of the better small-scale curations we've seen in the last few years. Good examples of ancient, colonial and civil-war relics. While the story of a confederate loyalist politician fleeing what was Union-loyal territory after the surrender is couched somewhat delicately, the story of the displacement of natives, the political tumult of early colonists and the... More 

Thank Bona Fide B
Johnson City, Tennessee
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43 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

This is a neat little place to visit for a few hours. Very interesting history and nice grounds to walk around on. Go on a nice fall day when it's cool and enjoy!

Thank lookingaheadagain
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

Johnson City certainly doesn't do anything to attract tourists. This site, run by the state, does a nice job keeping the history of the area alive. Pay the small fee for the guided tour and spend some time in the exhibit. The grounds and buildings are well maintained. Worth the short visit.

Thank CycleDude86
Dallas, Texas
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31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

I cannot tell you anything about this place because we were not able to visit. According to their website, they are open March 1 - Oct. 31 from 9 am until 4 pm. Our GPS took us to the wrong address, but we finally found the site only to see a sign that they were closed. Word to the wise:... More 

Thank TimidTraveler55
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24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This place is one of the most interesting historic attractions I've seen in the Johnson City area. The building and grounds are beautiful, and the tour guide was both courteous and knowledgeable.

1 Thank D.E. H
Johnson City, Tennessee
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102 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

This was a very fun day and worth the visit for history buffs! Make sure to pay the extra $2/person to be able to go into the homestead and office. You cannot access those on the self-guided tour. Pro-tips: the my have a summer camp, and you can pay your $3 and have a picnic in a very scenic setting!

2 Thank Luke B

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