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“A civil war site”

Tipton-Haynes Historic Site
Ranked #10 of 35 things to do in Johnson City
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Spruce Pine, North Carolina, United States
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A civil war site”
Reviewed 22 August 2013

We visited this interesting historic site and learned some things of the past history of the area. We were showed how they made brooms from broom straw. It was cool and was a great place to walk and relax. We were told some of the history of and about the Tipton's and the Hayne's. Also they were making sorghum.

Visited November 2012
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Tennessee
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“very cool place to visit”
Reviewed 7 June 2013

tipton-haynes is a very different place to visit in johnson city. It sets on a large piece of land and is very old. It is not however run down in any way, it remains a very nice place to walk around and learn some history. This place also has been known for paranormal activity.

Visited June 2013
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2 Thank mknz111
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Salt Lake, Utah
Level 6 Contributor
366 reviews
127 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
“The Way it Was”
Reviewed 14 March 2013

Tipton- Haynes is a great place to visit. The grounds are a place where you can let the kids run and hike. The visitor center is an excellent place to learn the history surrounding Johnson City. The day we were there they were making maple syrup like they used to and they had a re-enactor in the cabin explaining life in the hills. It was a a neat place to go to learn and get the kids out of the car on a trip. They have all kinds of activites throughout the year highlighting the different things occuring on a farm from this era.

Visited February 2013
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7 Thank beachbird123
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Tennessee
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great side trip”
Reviewed 12 March 2013

I always enjoy the events in spring and fall. The site has a variety of ways to experience the past plus the wild life area has a cave to explore and walking paths. The wild flowers are a special treat in the spring.

Visited March 2013
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4 Thank scenic49
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Johnson City, Tennessee
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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“Free or cheap adventure”
Reviewed 23 February 2013

This site has historic buildings in a pretty setting. If you keep an eye on the website calendar there are special events were you can learn old-fashion talents such as making fibers from flax or watch reenactments. They also have nature related events such as bird-watching and learning about native plants. I always enjoy the small hiking loop, pond, and stream on the property. The small natural cave is especially fun for kids (very small and safe). If you go the right time of year wild blackberries and raspberries frequent the property.

You can generally visit for free, or a very small fee for certain events

I also like going during the native plant sales during the summers. It is a good way to avoid planting invasive species in your flower garden.

Visited April 2012
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7 Thank Nathan_Noll
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