About Frontier Pioneers
Immerse yourself in the history of the nation. Tipton-Haynes Historic Site, at 2620 S. Roan St., 423 – 926-3631. The site served as the original home of Col. John Tipton, who served in the Revolutionary War. It is also the site of a historic battle of between the forces of John Sevier and Col. Tipton. Visitors can explore the restored clapboard house and other buildings including the original log cabin, smokehouse, loom house and still house. The adventurous visitor can tour the 30-foot long cave, where Daniel Boone allegedly camped. Then off to Rocky Mount Museum, at 200 Hyder Hill Road, Piney Flats, TN 423-538-7396. Step back in time and experience Tennessee’s first Territorial Capitol where living history is played out each day. In fact, farming, cooking and day-to-day activities continue just as they did in 1798. The tour begins in the Massengill Overmountain Museum, which provides artifacts from on-site digs. Costumed interpreters will give you an up close and personal look at colonial living.