A Tennessee State Historic Site
Come Walk the Grounds of this Late 1700s Farmstead
With generations of ghosts and history haunting here, you'll be led by a blood relative of the man who built it and even helped to establish the State of Tennessee in 1796!
|Learn about the ghostly visitors of one of Tennessee's most enchanting historic sites? Do the ghosts of former slaves of the Tipton and Haynes families still look after this time worn homestead? How many spirits haunt the property and buildings on this site? Who builds the fires in the cave which causes the eerie red glow seen coming from inside at certain times throughout the year?|
While there yet remains much to be discovered concerning this location of spirit activity, today - when one walks the grounds of this very historic site on dark or moonlit nights, the shadows seem to reach for you. The sudden rustle of leaves from the properties very old historic trees makes your heart jump! Your heart beats faster and faster and you think it's your imagination; but, is it really? Some believe that it is simply the ghosts of this very old and historic site, still watching over it to preserve its integrity - just as they doubtless once did in life, even now, in the hereafter. Join us for a fantastic walk back through time, appropriate for the whole family...
The Tipton-Haynes House near Johnson City
Tennessee, formerly known as Green Meadows, Hainesville, and Johnson's Depot
|Enjoy a tour of the Tipton-Haynes historic home and associated structures with a direct descendant of Col John Tipton who built the main house and acquired the property directly from the Cherokee in the late 1700s. Learn about life as the Tipton and Haynes Families knew it as we take you on a journey back to an earlier and simpler time in our history. Perhaps, you will be one of those who have witnessed one of the many ghosts dressed in early period clothing who still traverse the property, as seen by past tour guests... so bring your camera!!!|
This tour is presented in the mid afternoon on any day throughout the year and can be taken as a stand alone tour, or as part of a day and night tour package combining one of our many lantern-lit tours throughout the region. The tour departs from the main lobby of the Tipton-Haynes Historic Site located at 2620 South Roan Street, Johnson City, Tennessee - zip 37601 for those with GPS locators. Please call (423) 743-WALK (9255) for reservations and directions. Simply pick any afternoon you and your group would like to do the tour and call for reservations as soon as you know your date... You'll have a SPOOK-tacular good time!!!
|January Through December|
Haunted Historic Tipton-Haynes GhostWalk
Energy / Difficulty Level - Low to Medium
Please call (423) 743-WALK (9255) for reservations.
|THE FULL DAY HAUNTED VACATION ITINERARY:|
After a great breakfast with your accommodations provider, start your adventure into history with a tour of an astounding State Historic Site and museum. Your guide for the "Haunted Historic Tipton-Haynes GhostWalk" is a blood relative of the man who hand chopped the logs hewn for several buildings still present today! Learn the early history of Washington County from the Revolutionary period, before the time that Tennessee was a State, and continuing through to the time of the Civil War. Discover Native American history as touching a site where history and mystery live and thrive. Following this three to four hour non-stop adventure, you'll be whisked away to an unforgettable dining experience with authentic ethnic cuisine, great service, and a handsome package discount in a restaurant named after a charming, but historic silver mining town in Eastern Germany. Immediately following dinner begins an exciting evening of exploration into the prohibition era of Northeast Tennessee and Al Capone's own comings and goings in downtown Johnson City, formerly known as "Johnson's Depot", "Haynesville", and "The Village of Blue Plum" with the lantern-led "Haunted Historic Johnson City Little Chicago GhostWalk", concluding around 10-11 PM. Discover what you didn't know about a town everyone 'thought' they knew. Underground tunnels, murder, mayhem, and more intriguing details await you! This itinerary is $160 for up to two people, or $186 for up to four at the group discount. Larger groups please call for rates. Securely reserve this day package online by CLICKING HERE, or call (423) 743-WALK (9255) with additional questions and/or make reservations.
Use the following directions to Appalachian GhostWalks' "Haunted Historic Tipton-Haynes GhostWalk" if driving from Pigeon Forge and Sevierville, Tennessee just a short distance by way of Interstate 40 East and Interstate 81 North to Tipton-Haynes Historic Site...
Directions to the "Haunted Historic Tipton-Haynes GhostWalk"
From Highway US-441 take Highway 66 North for 8.47 miles; Merge onto Interstate I-40 East for 13.77 miles; Merge onto Interstate I-81 North toward the left toward Bristol, TN; Take Exit 57A onto Interstate I-26 East toward Johnson City for 15.5 miles; Take the Highway US-321, or Highway TN-67 Exit 32 toward Elizabethton for 0.12 miles; Turn left at the bottom of the ramp toward East Tennessee State University and go for only 0.11 miles; Turn left onto South Roan Street and go for 0.98 miles ending at Tipton-Haynes Historic Site on your right ending at 2620 South Roan Street, Johnson City, Tennessee 37601; Total Estimated Time: 1 hour, 43 minutes; Total Distance: 100.72 miles... Everyone is invited for a family fun adventure!!!
The ARC - Alternate Realities Center is a member supported, not-for-profit organization founded in February of 1994 to study all manner of phenomena that are classified as "the fringe" by most branches of Science. Appalachian GhostWalks was created as a public awareness program of The ARC to reveal the wondrous and often haunting discoveries made at hundreds of Federal, State, and Local Historic Sites throughout our region. Thus, there is nothing false, fictitious, or made-up on any of our tours and vacations package productions - you'll always get REAL Tennessee and Virginia History and TRUE Smoky Mountain Ghost Stories! Through the indepth investigations - conducted before the first walk was ever presented at each location - and by way of the resulting tours which followed, the goal has always been to lend evidence in support of a belief to which so many of us cling. A faith suggestive that when our body stops working there is more which lies ahead for us all. We invite you to come and discover the amazing results of our investigations, in combination with the region's documented history - which actually verified our findings. Facts which will truly give you a spine-tingling feeling for who is haunting these locations and why they are here! Altogether, a positive reflection on the afterlife, appropriate for all ages, and proudly supporting Saint Jude's Children's Research Hospital.|