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‘Maple Syrup Day’ set for Feb. 15

Tipton-Haynes State Historic Site will be hosting its 12th annual Making Maple Syrup Day from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15.
Have you ever wondered how maple syrup gets from the tree to your table? Did you know that it takes 10 gallons of sap to make a quart of syrup? This is your chance to learn all about it! Come to Tipton-Haynes to discover the history, lore, and method of making maple syrup.
The sap will be extracted from the maple trees located on the grounds of the site by volunteers Oscar Wagner and friends. Then the sap will be boiled down over a wood fired furnace until it becomes the rich, flavorful maple syrup that you find on your pancakes. Bring the whole family and help Oscar with the gathering and boiling of the sap. Come and enjoy food cooked over the open hearth in the historic cabin. Spend some time exploring the cave and woods. Tipton-Haynes will also be serving pancakes and with coffee and juice from 8:30-10 a.m. The breakfast is free for anyone who joins or renews a 2014 Family Membership to Tipton-Haynes. For non-members the fee is $4 per adult and $2 per child for breakfast, while admission is free for the event, but your generous donation will help support the site.
Tipton-Haynes is a Tennessee Historical Commission State-Owned Historic Site.
Tipton-Haynes is located in South Johnson City at 2620 South Roan Street. For additional information, please call 926-3631 or email [email protected]