Tipton-Haynes State Historic Site


Tipton-Haynes State Historic Site celebrates Springtime in Haynesville – A Civil War Reenactment: Tipton-Haynes State Historic Site will be hosting Springtime in Haynesville – A Civil War reenactment on April 30 and May 1. Johnson City was called Haynesville in honor of Landon Carter Haynes during the Civil War. Haynes represented the State of Tennessee in the Confederate Congress while two of his sons fought in the war. The Department of East Tennessee Civil War Reenactors will be at the site to commemorate the soldiers of the United States and Confederacy. The site and camps will be open from 9am till 4pm. A small battle will take place at 2pm on both Saturday and Sunday. Before the battle, visit the camps of Confederate and Union soldiers and learn how the soldiers lived during the war. There will be plenty of fun and interesting things to see and do for every one of all ages.

Also, discover the rich history of Tipton-Haynes as you examine the site’s eleven historic structures. The historic home of the Haynes family will be open for visitors to tour through. Explore the cave and feel it’s cool air on a warm spring day. Take a relaxing stroll along the site’s quarter mile nature trail.

Admission for the Springtime in Haynesville Civil War Reenactment is $5 for adults and $2.50 for children 12 and under. As always, Members are free! For more information call 423-926-3631 or email [email protected] Tipton-Haynes State Historic Site is located at 2620 South Roan Street in Johnson City and is a Tennessee Historical Commission state-owned historic site.


Tipton-Haynes State Historic Site will present its annual SUMMERS PAST HISTORY PROGRAM for youth ages 6 –14. Four five-day sessions will be offered between May 31st and June 25th. Historic based crafts, storytelling, games, cave exploration, and outdoor fun will be offered. Each session will be limited to 20 participants. The sessions will run from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for each five-day week. The cost for each session is $100 for non-members and $90 for members.  There is a reduced fee for two or more children from the same family.  Parents may drop off children at 8:00 a.m. at no extra charge.  Extended hours after 2:00 p.m. will cost $3.00 per hour per child until 5:00 p.m.

Session One will run June 6th – 10th. This session will highlight Native American bead weaving, playing Cherokee games, learning Native American legends, and more.  Session Two will be held June 13th – 17th and will showcase open hearth cooking, candle dipping, learning about the State of Franklin, and more.  Session Three will take place June 20th – 24th. This session will feature tin punching, felt pillow making, meeting a Civil War soldier, and more. Session Four will run from June 27th – July 1st. This week will focus on the two World Wars time period as campers will learn about early automobiles, make a silent film, gardening, and more. The ever-popular “Carters Raid” game will take place each week, along with a watermelon hunt. There will also be a late morning snack provided to each camper every day.

For additional information and the application, please contact Tipton-Haynes State Historic Site at 423-926-3631 or email [email protected]. Tipton-Haynes is a Tennessee Historical Commission State-Owned and funded Historic Site.