It’s always great to be able to get away with some of your besties and if you’re looking for the perfect place to go with your gal pals, Historic Jonesborough’s got plenty to keep you entertained and busy! How you kick off your R&R time in Jonesborough has lot to do with the kind of mood you and your friends are in … do you want to shop first, be pampered, eat, head to the water park or take a tour? Shopping is generally pretty close to the top of the list and for good reason – there are all sorts of great places that are locally owned and operated. If you’re looking to add a few things to your closet there are some cool boutiques and some amazing one-of-a-kind gifts - who wouldn’t love handmade jewelry - and crafts (handmade quilt, anyone?). If you’re into art, there are wonderful little galleries and if antiques are your weakness you’re going to be over the moon in Jonesborough.
While Jonesborough is blessed with a number of wonderful historic qualities and is famous for being the oldest town in Tennessee, one of its most celebrated events has to do with storytelling.
Now known as the home to the International Storytelling Center which holds the National Storytelling Festival every October, Jonesborough’s foray into the telling of tales began more than four decades ago in 1973.
Trying to find a great place to take the family for a little R&R? Look no further because Jonesborough is a truly memorable experience that has something for every member of your family. While Jonesborough is indeed the oldest town in Tennessee and is chock full of history, it also features charming restaurants, excellent shopping opportunities, majestic bed and breakfasts, incredible museums, parks…and the list goes on and on.