No matter what time of year you visit Jonesborough, there’s an unforgettable experience waiting for you.

Whether you are in Jonesborough on vacation to simply visit for a day, you will find plenty to keep you busy in a town packed full of historical and artistic charm. From historical tours and antique shopping, to theatre performances and art museums, Jonesborough can certainly satisfy your sophisticated side.

Jonesborough Repertory Theatre

The arts are alive in Historic Jonesborough, Tennessee. No place makes that more evident than the Jonesborough Repertory Theatre. Nestled next to the Historic Eureka Inn within the historic district, the theatre performs a year-round schedule of shows that entertain theatre goers of all ages. If you like drama, comedy, music, or dance — there is a play for you at the JRT.

The McKinney Center

The McKinney Center is located in the historic Booker T. Washington School building, originally completed in 1939. In 2010, the Town of Jonesborough decided to restore the building where it now houses the Mary B. Martin Program for the Arts and is available for events, dinners, meetings, and other special events.

International Storytelling Center

Historic Jonesborough is the Storytelling Capital of World. Not only does this Tennessee town stage the highly acclaimed National Storytelling Festival every October, Jonesborough also serves as the home of the International Storytelling Center. It is here that story listeners and tellers from across America gather to share tales both big and small through the Teller-in-Residence program and the Storyteller’s Guild.

Seasonal Activities

No matter what time of the year you make your way to the mountains of East Tennessee, there are always plenty of special events going on for you to enjoy. Whether you have a green thumb and want to see the beautiful gardens that are grown in Historic Jonesborough or you want to take the entire family downtown for trick-or-treating, there is always plenty for you to choose from. Please check our events calendar for exact dates, locations, and more details. Come by yourself, with your significant other, or with the whole family because there are plenty of special events going on for all to enjoy.

Walking Tours

History abounds in Jonesborough. It is Tennessee’s oldest town, after all, and one of the best ways to immerse yourself in the history and the charm is through a walking tour of historic downtown. You can take a guided tour with one of the Heritage Alliance’s very knowledgable tour guides or walk at your own pace with our self-guided walking tour.