Exchange Place : Calendar : Gaines-Preston Farm : Historic 1850s

Things are always happening at the Exchange Place. Winter, Spring, Summer and Autumn all have their unique stories to tell as we journey back into the days of the 1850s.Come on and join us and we're sure you will have happy good-ole-country experiences to take back home with you.Give us a call for any updates or questions you may have about visiting.423-288-6071or email us. See below for more...See some pictures

 

Festival Details : Calendar of Events 2021

Spring Garden Fair 2021  .
CANCELLED 2021 :( 
   YES! :) We Are Having Fall Festival '21

 

10-5 p.m. Saturday, April , and 12-5 p.m. Sunday, April 26 : Age 12 and Older $5.00

 

The Exchange Place Spring Garden Fair is held in April at Exchange Place Living History Farm, 4812 Orebank Road in Kingsport. See Photos.The Fair focuses on springtime activities on an 1850s farm and the sale of thousands of plants, garden accessories and related crafts, with an emphasis on herbs, native, and heirloom plants. Each year the Fair features garden walks and talks, children's activities, traditional music, and baked goods. For more information, call 423-288-6071.

 

Watch Springfest 2012 : You might see yourself!

Exchange Place Sassafras

 

 

 

 

Come Sit on the Porch with Us.

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Farm Fest 2020 : rescheduled for 2021

July 12, 2020 from 2pm - 5pm

 

Hamlett-Dobson Farm Fest will provide old-fashioned family fun on Sunday, from 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the Exchange Place Living History Farm. Sponsored by Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home and Exchange Place Living History Farm, Farm Fest celebrates the pleasures of country life. Step back into the 19th century and enjoy the sounds of traditional instruments. Basque in activities from bygone days like sack races, hayrides, and cakewalks. Taste fresh summer food, such as watermelon and corn on the cob. Pet the farm animals and try your hand at old-time crafts like stenciling, tin punch and carding wool. Small children will enjoy washing clothes on a washboard, dressing up in old-fashioned duds and jumping in the haystack. No ticket, entry fee or registration required.

 

Farmfest 2011 : Mooooo!

Made for Children

Live the 1850s Dream

Fall Folk Arts Festival 2021 : YES :)  Our First Festival of 2021  !

 

(Sept 25/26 2021: 10am-5pm. And on the 26th, 12-5pm : Admission $5.00)

 

We anticipate another perfect Autumn weekend this year. The historic valley farmstead bustles with activity by vendors, demonstrators, bakers, and kettle corn makers! The Brunswick stew and apple butter kettles over the open fire yields a distinctive and inviting aroma to the grounds. Music filled the air throughout the weekend from the community band, dulcimer players, and bluegrass bands, The harvest market includes a colorful array of corn, pumpkins, and squash.Many heritage craftspeople demonstrat the “necessities of the 1850’s” - vegetable dyeing, quilting, basketmaking, ropemaking, chairmaking, caning, whittling, blacksmithing, weaving, spinning, pottery, hearth side cooking, soap making, apple cider squeezing, and hand made toys - to name a few.Cotswold sheep are fed and petted; Zack and Elliott, the team of Suffolk horses, pull the large three seater station wagon; the Durham cows bawl in the paddock, and the chickens try to hide.

Heritage Day Junior Apprentice

Heritage Day Jr Apprentice  ...   Download Brochure>              Download 2017-18 Application>

 

Read more about the Heritage Day Here

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1850s True Hospitality

Witches Wynd 2020    CLICK FOR UPDATE
 

(Oct 23/24 2020 : 8:00 pm $10 Admission Charge)

Exchange Place needs no props after dark for a spooky atmosphere, with its shadowy corners of ancient log buildings where storytellers wait to relate chilling tales of the past. Guests assemble at the barn, divide into five groups, each of which is led by a lantern-bearing host to hear all of the five stories wind and through scenes relating to the story just heard.
Autumn weather in Tennessee can be cool enough to bundle up and windy enough to enhance the evening.
Many autumn leaves are still clinging to the trees as October moves into November. Watch for our next special event.

Spooky Autumn Fun

Christmas In The Country 2020 $Free

 

December 5, Christmas in the Country 10am-4pm

December 5, - Yule Log Ceremony 4:00 pm