Tipton-Haynes State Historic Site

Tipton-Haynes State Historic Site Tipton-Haynes State Historic Site features eleven historic buildings and a permanent exhibit on Tennessee history on forty-seven acres of farmland.

Operating as usual

09/16/2021

So thankful to have back out the 3rd grade class of the Mosheim Elementary School. The students toured the historic house and cave, punched their tin, explored Native American artifacts, played sock horseshoe, and learned about early pioneers. We look forward to seeing you all next year!

Just a few more days until our annual sorghum festival. Hope to see everyone out and about this weekend.
09/16/2021

Just a few more days until our annual sorghum festival. Hope to see everyone out and about this weekend.

Just a few more days until our annual sorghum festival. Hope to see everyone out and about this weekend.

Tipton-Haynes is set up and ready to go for this weekends Sorghum Festival. From 9am to 4pm we will be milling the cane ...
09/14/2021

Tipton-Haynes is set up and ready to go for this weekends Sorghum Festival. From 9am to 4pm we will be milling the cane and boiling molasses. Rain or shine we will be there.

Today Tipton-Haynes had the honor of hosting a SAR dedication ceremony for our Colonel John Tipton. It was truly an hono...
09/10/2021

Today Tipton-Haynes had the honor of hosting a SAR dedication ceremony for our Colonel John Tipton. It was truly an honor to be a part of this and to honor our sites beginnings. Thank you to all that attended, all the SAR and DAR chapters and the descendants of the Tipton family in attendence. We continue to honor our American heros and our veterans.

09/06/2021

Tipton-Haynes would like to thank everyone that came out to the Appalachian Highland Celts Festival this weekend. The event had such a great response and the public helped make it a complete success. We look forward to seeing everyone out to Tipton-Haynes' Sorghum Festival on September 18th.

Thank you to Appalachian Highlands Celts and all the clans, vendors, and demonstrators that came out and made this event come to life.

The festival is off to another great start and everything is looking great. The celts will be here until 6 this afternoo...
09/05/2021

The festival is off to another great start and everything is looking great. The celts will be here until 6 this afternoon. Come join in the fun.

The Celtic Festival is off to great start. Come on out and join in the fun. Vendors, music, food, sword fighting, and hi...
09/04/2021

The Celtic Festival is off to great start. Come on out and join in the fun. Vendors, music, food, sword fighting, and highland games. Admission for the event is $10 adult, 12 and under are free. Times for the festival are 10am to 6pm today and tomorrow.

09/02/2021

Come out this Saturday and Sunday for the Appalachian Highlands Celts East Tennessee Celtic Festival. Times for both days are 10am to 6pm. Admission is $10 or $15 for both days. Children 12 and under are free.

This oil painting on canvas was painted in 1942 by Nat T. Winston and shows the historic house and law office two years ...
08/31/2021

This oil painting on canvas was painted in 1942 by Nat T. Winston and shows the historic house and law office two years before the Simerly brothers sold the home to the State of Tennessee in 1944.

This oil painting on canvas was painted in 1942 by Nat T. Winston and shows the historic house and law office two years before the Simerly brothers sold the home to the State of Tennessee in 1944.

Happy National Dog Day and Throwback Thursday with this 1936 photograph of the Tipton-Haynes house and an unknown dog th...
08/26/2021

Happy National Dog Day and Throwback Thursday with this 1936 photograph of the Tipton-Haynes house and an unknown dog that was owned by Lawson and Samuel Simerly, the last owners of our site.

Happy National Dog Day and Throwback Thursday with this 1936 photograph of the Tipton-Haynes house and an unknown dog that was owned by Lawson and Samuel Simerly, the last owners of our site.

NEW INVENTORY!!Tipton-Haynes received it's new grey long sleeve shirts over the weekend. The signature logo on the front...
08/24/2021

NEW INVENTORY!!

Tipton-Haynes received it's new grey long sleeve shirts over the weekend. The signature logo on the front with the Tipton-Haynes home and Law Office on the reverse. Hope you like them and we hope to see everyone wearing something from their favorite place to visit and relax. Thank you for the continued support.

Found these interesting early 1900s articles while going through the collection of Tipton-Haynes charter member and hist...
08/20/2021

Found these interesting early 1900s articles while going through the collection of Tipton-Haynes charter member and historian Mary Hardin McCown. View picture comment for more information.

More items for sale. All proceeds will go to the non-profit Tipton-Haynes Historical Association, Inc. See comments for ...
08/17/2021

More items for sale. All proceeds will go to the non-profit Tipton-Haynes Historical Association, Inc. See comments for pricing.

NEW HATS!!! Tipton-Haynes received this morning its brand new assorted hats. These are charcoal Grey with pink, blue, re...
08/13/2021

NEW HATS!!! Tipton-Haynes received this morning its brand new assorted hats. These are charcoal Grey with pink, blue, red, and white signatures embroidered. The signatures are the actual signatures of our Colonel John Tipton and Landon Carter Haynes. Hope to see you out to the site and in one of our new hats. (Also available on the online shop).

Name that early 1900s instrument. Answer will be given later tonight.
08/11/2021

Name that early 1900s instrument. Answer will be given later tonight.

Name that early 1900s instrument. Answer will be given later tonight.

For sale. All proceeds will go to the non-profit Tipton-Haynes Historical Association, Inc. Comment on pictures for more...
08/06/2021

For sale. All proceeds will go to the non-profit Tipton-Haynes Historical Association, Inc. Comment on pictures for more information and pricing.

The 1970 man made “Pond of Peace” in which the ancient spring flows into.
07/30/2021

The 1970 man made “Pond of Peace” in which the ancient spring flows into.

The 1970 man made “Pond of Peace” in which the ancient spring flows into.

Our board president Cheryl Smith did a fantastic job with the new pots and flower arrangements.
07/28/2021

Our board president Cheryl Smith did a fantastic job with the new pots and flower arrangements.

Our board president Cheryl Smith did a fantastic job with the new pots and flower arrangements.

We would like to congragulate Jeremy and Hannah on their big day. It looked amazing we send all the well wishes for year...
07/24/2021

We would like to congragulate Jeremy and Hannah on their big day. It looked amazing we send all the well wishes for years to come.

Enjoyed having Joshua Hyde of the United States Youth Conservation Corps (hosted by the Andrew Johnson National Historic...
07/23/2021

Enjoyed having Joshua Hyde of the United States Youth Conservation Corps (hosted by the Andrew Johnson National Historic Site) come by the site today to tour the grounds and help clean our monument and help fix and reset the infant headstone of Joseph Gifford under the guidance of Park Ranger Burke Greear.

Want to beat the summer heat? Stop by and enjoy the cool air from our ancient limestone cave.
07/21/2021

Want to beat the summer heat? Stop by and enjoy the cool air from our ancient limestone cave.

Want to beat the summer heat? Stop by and enjoy the cool air from our ancient limestone cave.

07/13/2021

Our sorghum and sugar cane are looking good for the up and coming annual Sorghum Festival. Hope to see everyone out this year.

Who has had the pleasure or misfortune of using a corn knife like these?
07/06/2021

Who has had the pleasure or misfortune of using a corn knife like these?

Who has had the pleasure or misfortune of using a corn knife like these?

Have a safe and happy Fourth of July!
07/04/2021

Have a safe and happy Fourth of July!

Have a safe and happy Fourth of July!

A little cool from the shade to beat the heat.
07/01/2021

A little cool from the shade to beat the heat.

A little cool from the shade to beat the heat.

The site had a visitor stop by over night 🦌.
06/29/2021

The site had a visitor stop by over night 🦌.

The site had a visitor stop by over night 🦌.

06/25/2021

Tipton-Haynes staff and volunteers would like to thank all the participants in our Summers Past History Program. We had just under 100 kids throughout the four weeks of the program and we're able to enjoy every minute of our time. It is through these kids willingness to learn history that keeps sites like ours alive. Also, on behalf of the board and Co-Directors we would like to thank all the volunteers and demonstrators we had come out throughout the weeks. We could not have done it without you all and hope to keep you coming out for years to come for these kids. We look forward to next year and a new group of kids. Again from all of us at the site we appreciate all the kids and the enjoyment they gave us over the past four weeks. Hope to see you next year.

We are nearing the end of our summer program with just one day left but we have several memories to share. Today the kid...
06/24/2021

We are nearing the end of our summer program with just one day left but we have several memories to share. Today the kids got to learn the workings of a 1930 model A and a 1919 model T fords, play corn hole, run through Carter's Raid, and cook a poor mans dinner of tator and cabbage soup. Today was full of mystery and excitement.

Another day has passed for our summer program. The kids got to make their own butter played horseshoes and witnessed Ree...
06/23/2021

Another day has passed for our summer program. The kids got to make their own butter played horseshoes and witnessed Reenactors of the WWII French Resistance and a German WWI soldier. Today was another fun day with the kids

On today's episode of week 4 the kids got to create their team flags out of reclaimed fabric, made their own flip books,...
06/22/2021

On today's episode of week 4 the kids got to create their team flags out of reclaimed fabric, made their own flip books, experienced stereoscopes, and played football. It was a full day of creation, fun and learning. We look forward to the rest of this week.

The last week of the summer program is off to a great start. We are studying the world wars era and how this region surv...
06/21/2021

The last week of the summer program is off to a great start. We are studying the world wars era and how this region survived throughout the time. Today we watched a classic charlie Chaplin silent film, toured the site, and each group got to create their own scarecrows. More to come as the week progreses

Our ducks are able to stretch their legs with a day off from the summer campers.
06/19/2021

Our ducks are able to stretch their legs with a day off from the summer campers.

Our ducks are able to stretch their legs with a day off from the summer campers.

Last day of our Civil War week in the sites Summers Past History Program. The kids got to enact the election of 1851 bet...
06/18/2021

Last day of our Civil War week in the sites Summers Past History Program. The kids got to enact the election of 1851 between Andrew Johnson and our sits Landon Carter Haynes. We would like to thank all the kids and parents for joining in this week and we look forward to next week's world wars.

Today our summer campers have played Up Jenkins, cooked corn bread, ran in Carter's Raid, and created their own punched ...
06/17/2021

Today our summer campers have played Up Jenkins, cooked corn bread, ran in Carter's Raid, and created their own punched tin. There has been so many smiles and laughter this week it is hard to keep up with all the fun this week.

Address

2620 S Roan St
Johnson City, TN
37601

Opening Hours

Tuesday 9am - 4pm
Wednesday 9am - 4pm
Thursday 9am - 4pm
Friday 9am - 4pm
Saturday 9am - 4pm

Telephone

(423) 926-3631

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Dick Conger and Bruce Large at Tipton-Haynes State Historic Site this morning talking to the students about the Model T and Model A Fords. What a wonderful fun morning it was.
Hi everyone. So my connection to Carter Haynes would be Nathaniel G Taylor my 1st cousin 5x removed. he was married to Emmaline Haynes whos brother was Landon Carter Haynes. So their children would be genetically related to me.
Tipton Haynes will be a featured stop on our county tour. 9 Seats Remain! https://www.facebook.com/events/2171290326494913/
Another photo that stood out from today's visit is this of the Serenity Pond and the Willow tree beside it.
Was making an attempt to shoot a photo through the window, but didn't get the camera close enough and wound up with this amazing shot instead. This is a reflection of the house in the side window of the law office.
I am a descendant via my father, Donald Tipton. One day, I hope to visit my family’s historical sites. Ancestry DNA opened up my mystery ❤️
Are you having an event this weekend Nov. 3-5th?
I haven't been to Tipton Haynes in probably 20 years. Is everything wheelchair accessible? We go to Sycamore Shoals every year, and it has been manageable.
Does the $3 self-guided admission allow access to inside the main house? Thank you!
Thank you for having us for the Haynes reunion. Hope to see more people next year.
Thanks to Tipton Haynes historic site staff, ��board members, and Celtic Society members for your help and hospitality today. It was a fun day for all