Tipton-Haynes State Historic Site offers visitors an abundance of history to learn, explore and experience. Upon entering the Visitors Center, you will have ample of time to look through the O Beautiful Land of the Mountains permanent exhibit. By way of graphic panels, artifacts, and audio/video media, you will learn of not only the history of the Tipton and Haynes families but also of Northeast Tennessee.
Visitors will then have the option to choose from a guided tour or a self-guided tour. Guided tours last approximately 45 minutes and will allow visitors a more in-depth view inside of the families that once lived here. While stepping back in time, guided tours will allow you to explore the Tipton and Haynes home, Landon Carter Haynes law office, and George Haynes slave cabin.
If you do not wish to take a guided tour, visitors can choose to take their own self-guided tour. A self-guided map of the site will be provided at the Visitor Center and displays a map of the site while giving a brief description of each historic structure. Please note, the historic structures will not be open for visitors to enter while taking a self-guided tour.
After stepping back into the time of the Tipton and Haynes families, take a step back even further by exploring our limestone cave. At the Visitor Center, flashlights will be provided for visitors wishing to discover the hidden secrets of our historic cave.