Summers Past History Program

During the months of June and/or July, Tipton-Haynes State Historic Site provides a camp for children from ages 6 to 14. Children will learn local history while they enjoy the summer day. For three sessions, or three weeks, the camp runs from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Three separate sessions offer children the chance to learn different periods of history. Session I highlights the history of the Northeast Tennessee Indians. Session II focuses on Early Settlement and Colonel John Tipton. Whereas, Session III concentrates on the Civil War and Landon Carter Haynes. The ever-popular “Carter’s Raid” will take place each week. In addition, a historical drama performed by the kids will be presented to parents and relatives on the last day of each 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 at $3.00 per hour per child are available until 5:00 p.m. Each session will be limited to 20 participants. Please contact us at 423-926-3631 or at for a Summers Past History Program application

Teenagers from ages 14 to 18 are welcomed and encouraged to volunteer and serve as a camp counselor. Become a Junior Board Member and help the site throughout the year with its annual events. For more information on how to become a Junior Board Member, please head to our volunteer section and fill out the application.