Begin the day at the Jonesborough Visitors Center and tour the Jonesborough/Washington County History Museum at 117 Boone St., Jonesborough, 423-753-9580. See the first hand powered water pump, a remnant of one of the first log courthouses, minie balls from a Civil War skirmish and many mementos. Then it’s on to the Jonesborough Historic District, Tennessee’s oldest town with one of America’s most charming main streets, distinctive architecture, and a unique and culturally rich town.
Explore shops where you will find treasures made by local artisans from one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry to handmade quilts, stained glass or handcrafted Windsor chairs. Guided tours are available. As you walk the cobblestone sidewalks make your way to the International Storytelling Center/Chester Inn Gift Shop. The Center is only one of its kind, devoted solely to the art of storytelling. It is located on a three-acre park in the heart of Jonesborough’s Historic District. The Chester Inn beckoned U.S. Presidents’ traveling to the nation’s capitol and weary settlers journeying westward. The inn is the oldest frame structure in Jonesborough. Storytelling Live performances occur May through October.
Then it’s off to Greeneville to visit the home of the 17th President of the United States. Retrace the tale of Andrew Johnson’s life by visiting his tailor shop, two residences and burial ground – all part of the present Andrew Johnson National Historic Site. You can also visit the Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park.
We can frame anything! Tired of going to the big box store that has framing in a corner of the store as an afterthought? Tired of going to the custom framer that is in that out of the way location and is cold and uninviting? Come give Bishop's a try we have convenient off street parking and are always excited to see you come in with your custom framing project.
Enjoy a single-day or multi-day adventure on the Brewly Noted Beer Trail. Simply visit the website to register, then start collecting stamps in your “trail log” as you travel from one great Johnson City brewery to the next. Stamps allow you to collect Beer Trail swag!
Masterpiece Mixers supplies the canvas, the paint and the brushes, and their professional and fun teachers will guide you step-by-step in creating your own piece of art that you take home at the end of the event. All you need to bring is your friends (or come alone and make new ones) and the beverages/snacks of your choice.
Symphony of the Mountains serves the entire Northeast Tennessee/Southwest Virginia region. It is a fully professional orchestra of more than 65 musicians, drawn from our region as well as symphony orchestras in Knoxville, Asheville, Roanoke and beyond.
The Carter Family Fold offers weekly performances of old-time country and folk music while honoring the memory of the first family of country music, the legendary Carter Family, whose first recordings are credited with giving birth to the commercial country music industry.
The Johnson City Civic Chorale is a regional nonprofit auditioned group of volunteer singers under professional direction that contributes to the musical arts in the Johnson City region. The chorale’s purpose is to provide opportunities for adult singers to perform serious choral music and contribute to the cultural environment of the area.
The Warrior’s Canvas provides a professional gallery space for veterans to display and sell their art, as well as serving as a rallying point and gathering place for veterans in the Tri-Cities. All classes are taught from a therapeutic perspective to help veterans learn how art can help them deal with military-related stress and combat-related mental health issues.