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Tipton-Haynes Historic Site

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Address: 2620 S Roan St, Johnson City, TN 37601-7585
Phone Number: 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

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 14, 2016
mcdh4561
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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Arnoldsville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 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 

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Dema
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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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.

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
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 

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 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!

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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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.

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