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Exchange Place, Kingsport

Categories: Farms, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4.6/5 based on 25+ reviews on the web
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.

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 washing, spinning, weaving, ironing, quilting, candle dipping and basketry, are frequently demonstrated during festivals and by special arrangements.
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  • The annual Fall festival and the Witches Wynd are my favorite events held here! It is a step back in time when life was so much easier! 
  • Exchange is listed on the Kingsport Birding Trail (KBT) with good reason. A Kingsport Greenbelt terminus (free) parking area and trailhead are located on the west side of the property. This walking/bi...  read more »
  • The Exchange Place is a wonderful place to experience our state's past up close and personal. With living history exhibits and authentic homesteads you'll be treated to an amazing view of the rich his...  read more »
  • Awesome historical spot. If you're into local history, there's a lot here.
  • Quaint, walking trails, historical
  • Boring
  • Great place for history and fun.
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