Gaines Preston Farm - Exchange Place - Kingsport Tennessee
Exchange Place Gaines-Preston Farm Historical Landmark Kingsport Tennessee

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2014 The Comptons : New Caretakers


Community Honors Suzanne Burow
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FarmFest Crowd Enjoys
Exchange Place 1850s Farm

Kingsport Times News July 2011


Sassafras Plant - 3 Different leaves on one plant
Exchange Place Sassafras

Read "Exchange Place: Development of the Commercial Frontier."

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2006 Calendar
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Lydia's Gift

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    :: We'll Carry You Back :: Step Into the 1850s ::
    Exchange Place, - a living history farm, is Kingsport's tonic for today's fast paced life. The site was once a community that served as a self-supporting plantation, a relay station along the Old Stage Road and the Post Office for Eden's Ridge, TE.
    Exchange Place -- the Gaines-Preston Farm recaptures life in the early 1800s where you exchange horse, money and stories.

    2014 Schedule:
    Autumn is here! :) Come take a walk around.
    Witches Wynd: Oct. 24 & 25, 8:00


    Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, nine of the ten buildings built between 1816 and 1851 are restored on their original foundations.

    As part of Exchange Place's commitment to preserve 19th century agricultural life, period livestock now reside on the farm. Domestic skills, including spinning, weaving, quilting, candle dipping and basketry, are frequently demonstrated during festivals and by special arrangements.
    (See Calendar of Events)

    Links To Friends:
    East TN Master Gardeners Association
    Overmountain Weaver's Guild
    Papaw's Dulicimers
    Quilt Trail
    W.T.Hines & Sons : White Coopers
    Farm that supplies our pigs.
    The Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums.
    The American Livestock Breeds Conservancy.

    "Exchanges" still take place today at the country store. Instead of exchanging currency, crafts made by local artisans may be purchased.

    Exchange Place is open for tours
    May through October and by special arrangement for hosting events.


    For more information contact:
    Exchange Place
    4812 Orebank Road
    Kingsport, Tennessee 37664
    423-288-6071   


    Calendar for 2014

  • HOURS: 2:00 -- 4:30pm Saturdays and Sundays, May through October.
  • We also open for special appointments. Call 423-288-6071
  • Spring Garden Fair : April 26 (10:00 -- 5:00) & April 27 (12:00 -- 5:00). Admission charged at gate. $3 adults (12 and older) Children under 12 free.
  • Hamlett-Dobson Farm Fest: Sunday July 13, 2:00 -- 5:00 Free admission.
  • Fall Folk Arts Festival: Sept. 27 (10:00 -- 5:00) & 28th (12:00 -- 5:00). Admission $3 (12 and over) at gate. Free under 12.
  • Witches Wynd: Oct. 24 & 25, 8:00. Admission charged. (Tickets required; available beginning at Folk Arts Festival.)
  • Christmas in the Country: Dec. 6, 10:00 -- 4:00. $Free admission.

  • Yule Log Ceremony: December 6, 4:00.

    Exchange Place
    4812 Orebank Road
    Kingsport,TN 37664
    423-288-6071
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