Reliving the War Between the States

JOHNSON CITY — Tipton-Haynes State Historic Site will be hosting a Civil War reenactment on June 8-9. During the Civil War, Johnson City was called Haynesville in honor of Landon Carter Haynes, a Confederate Senator. The site and camps will be open from 9 a.m. till 4 p.m. A small battle will take place at 2 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. There will be plenty of fun and interesting things to see and do for every one of all ages. Before the battle, visit the camps of Confederate and Union soldiers. Also, discover the rich history of Tipton-Haynes as you examine the site’s eleven historic structures. The historic home of the Haynes family will be open for visitors to tour. Explore the cave and feel it’s cool air on a warm summer day. Take a relaxing stroll along the site’s quarter-mile nature trail. Admission for the Civil War reenactment is $5 for adults and $2.50 for children 12 and under. As always, members are free. For more information call 423-926-3631 or email tiptonhaynes@embarqmail.com. Tipton-Haynes State Historic Site is located at 2620 South Roan Street in Johnson City. Tipton-Haynes is a Tennessee Historical Commission State-Owned Historic Site.