Trip Planner:   USA  /  Tennessee  /  Kingsport  /  Outdoors  /  Exchange Place

Exchange Place, Kingsport

(4.5/5 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.
Our Kingsport family vacation planner makes visiting Exchange Place and other Kingsport attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
Create a full Kingsport itinerary

Plan your trip to Kingsport

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.
  • Hadn't been as an adult til recently, still loved to tour. Took a group of girls for work, and they loved it. Our tour included old soap making, so much fun. they couldn't believe what went into it. O...  more »
  • 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!  more »
  • 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...  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.