Tipton-Hayes Farm Cave

Useful Information

Location: Near Johnson City.
Open: All year Tue-Sat 9-15.
Fee: yes
Classification: SpeleologyKarst cave
Light: none, bring torch
Dimension: L=15 m.
Guided tours:  
Bibliography: Troy Taylor (2003): Down in the Darkness, The Shadowy History of America's Haunted Mines, Tunnels & Caverns. Whitechapel Productions Press, Illinois, USA, 210 pp. pp 128-131. Worldonline refernce
Address: Tipton-Haynes State Historic Site, 2620 S. Roan St, Johnson City, TN 37601, Tel: +1-423-926-3631.
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1769 discovered by Daniel Boone.


The cave is now part of the Tipton-Haynes Farm, a historical recreation area that is administered by the Johnson City Recreational Department. There is a restored clapboard house on the property. The cave is just beneath it. It is very small only 30 feet long before it branches out into two main corridors, neither of which leads very far. It is open to the public, for self guided tours, bring a torch. The cave has been used over the years by Native Americans and other travellers and is haunted.

Text by Tony Oldham (2004). With kind permission.