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Exchange Place, Kingsport

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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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  • A nice place to learn how our ancestors lived. The spring garden event is worth a visit. I think it is underused.  more »
  • Enjoyed the visit to the exchange. We went as a group and they had a lunch for us. Also had some story telling and a wedding.  more »
  • For a trip back into settler days you can't ask for a better museum. The folks that do the presentations really seem to enjoy their tasks and sharing history with museum goers.  more »
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