Travel Back in Time to Jonesborough’s Historic District
In the historic district of Tennessee’s oldest city, there’s a lot of history to discover near the Country Inn & Suites, such as the Chester Inn Museum and the Gray Fossil Site at East Tennessee State University’s Natural History Museum. For those who like to peek at history through a more chilling lens, ghost tours are available through Appalachian GhostWalks. In addition to the city’s sights, Jonesborough also features a variety of seasonal events worth experiencing, like the Garden Gala on Memorial Day weekend and Music on the Square in the summer.
Check out these attractions near the hotel:
- Chester Inn Museum (0.7 miles)
Previously the “finest inn in the Western Frontier,” this building was transformed into apartments before it opened as a museum in 2011. Browse exhibits and architecture that tell the story of one of the Jonesborough’s oldest buildings.
Phone: +1 (423) 753-4580
- East Tennessee State University (7 miles)
Founded in 1911, this university now boasts more than 14,500 students, and the campus serves as a U.S. Olympic training site for several sports, including weightlifting, bobsled and skeleton.
Phone: +1 (423) 439-1000
- ETSU Natural History Museum and Gray Fossil Site (9 miles)
With a collection of more than 14,000 specimens, this museum’s latest discovery was in 2015, when researches unearthed the giant mastodont at the Gray Fossil Site.
Phone: +1 (423) 439-3659
- Hands On Regional Museum (7 miles)
From creative workshops to interactive exhibits, this museum is the perfect place to entertain and educate the whole family.
Phone: +1 (423) 928-6509
- International Storytelling Center (0.5 miles)
In the Storytelling Capital of the World, you can visit the world’s only non-profit organization completely dedicated to storytelling. This center hosts storytellers from across the globe as well as monthly performances by the Jonesborough Yarn Exchange.
Phone: + 1 (423) 753-2171
- Jonesborough GhostWalk (0.8 miles)
Take a ghost tour through the dark streets and pre-Civil War buildings of Tennessee’s oldest city.
Phone: +1 (423) 202-8348
- Jonesborough Repertory Theatre (0.8 miles)
Since its first performance in 1970, this local theater has nurtured emerging artists and inspired eager audiences. See one of this season’s eight productions while you’re in town.
Phone: +1 (423) 753-1010
- Wetlands Water Park (2.5 miles)
Memorial Day weekend marks the opening of this popular aquatic center. Splash in the pool or zoom down the waterslide to stay cool on hot summer days.
Phone: +1 (423) 753-1553
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