Civil War Encampment at Tipton-Haynes Historic Site


12671995_1224994154186609_5434698622248191544_oThe Department of East Tennessee (DET) will be hosting its Camp of Instruction at Tipton-Haynes State Historic

Site on Saturday and Sunday, March 18 and 19. The gates will be open to the public from 9 a.m. till 3 p.m. on both days.

Have you ever wondered what camp life was like during the Civil War? Come and learn as reenactors from the DET camp, drill, march, and prepare for their 2017 reenacting season.

During the encampment visitors will be able to study how soldiers lived in tents, examine different types of uniforms, watch how soldiers drilled, hear the numerous commands of the officers, see the various weapons carried during the war, and so much more. Bring a picnic and simply enjoy the day as you step back in time to the Civil War. Also, come and explore the eleven historic buildings, cave, and nature trail.

12891103_1224994150853276_7222331818164028887_oAdmission is $5 for adults and $2.50 for children twelve and under (children 3 and under are free). As always, Tipton-Haynes members are FREE! Donations are welcomed and will go to help the site continue its mission values.

Tipton-Haynes is a Tennessee Historical Commission State-Owned Historic Site.

Tipton-Haynes is located at 2620 South Roan Street in Johnson City. For additional information, please call 423-926- 3631 or email


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