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
Video and photos posted by her friends.

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."


Still Available:
2006 Calendar
For Collectors
Regional History

Now Available:
Lydia's Gift

Spring Garden Fair Photos

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    Kari Roueche works with the Kingsport Archives, and has been taking photos as the Gaines-Anderson buildings have been in the process of becoming the Burow Museum. She has put together a wonderful photo essay, which you can see here: View Archive Here

    :: 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.

    2015 Schedule:
    Summer is here! :) Come take a walk around.
    Hamlett-Dobson Farm Fest: July 12

    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

    Calendar for 2015

  • 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 25 (10:00 -- 5:00) & April 26 (12:00 -- 5:00). Admission charged at gate. $3 adults (12 and older) Children under 12 free.
  • Hamlett-Dobson Farm Fest: Sunday July 12, 2:00 -- 5:00 Free admission.
  • Fall Folk Arts Festival: Sept. 26 (10:00 -- 5:00) & 27th (12:00 -- 5:00). Admission $3 (12 and over) at gate. Free under 12.
  • Witches Wynd: Oct. 23 & 24, 8:00. Admission charged. (Tickets required; available beginning at Folk Arts Festival.)
  • Christmas in the Country: Dec. 5, 10:00 -- 4:00. Free admission.

  • Yule Log Ceremony: December 5, 4:00.

    Exchange Place
    4812 Orebank Road
    Kingsport,TN 37664
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