Get Ready To Experience Tennessee’s Oldest Town!

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.

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 knowledgeable tour guides or walk at your own pace with our self-guided walking tour.

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

Your Place For Creativity!

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

The Storytelling Capital of the 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

music on the square

The Fun Never Ends!

Any time of year, Jonesborough is host to a wide variety of events for everyone in the family. From arts and crafts to music and dancing, there is never a shortage of fun to be had here!

Join us May through September for free live music on the Courthouse steps every Friday at 7 p.m. bring a chair, relax and listen to old-time Appalachian music, folk, bluegrass and more. And in July, fire up your patriotism at the Jonesborough Days Festival, with live music, a parade, fireworks, children’s entertainment, craft vendors, games, food, storytelling, and more!