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Exchange Place

4812 Orebank Road, Kingsport, TN
423-288-6071
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Ranked #3 of 20 Attractions in Kingsport
Type: Farms, Ranch & Farm
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Kingsport, Tennessee
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

So much for so little! Volunteers stay in character as they cook, sew, and spin. Blacksmith is busy at the forge hammering horseshoes and nails. Games with crazy names are organized for children and adults. Music from fiddles and dulcimers fill the air. Of course, you can buy one of those new-fangled sausages that fit in a bun from a... More

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Mount Carmel, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The Exchange Place Living History Farm is the best place to visit in Kingsport. Their volunteers interpret mid-19th Century farm life as they take you into buildings that are almost 200 years old. But it is still a working farm, with animals and an active garden. Be sure to visit during their festivals (5 each year) and on weekend afternoons... More

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Bristol, Tennessee
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20 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

Exchange Place is so interesting. It's like stepping back into history. P. Buckley Moss was so impressed that she made a painting of it. Suitable and enjoyable for all ages.

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Jonesborough, Tennessee
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

A very educational place to take the kids and have fun. Entrance is only $1.00 (.50 for kids). The site has animals, gardens and very historical buildings.

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TriCities, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

A restoration of our past to the days of stage coach (where horses were exchanged to stay fresh) and money was exchanged back when each state printed its own. The cabin, barn, school room, spring and springhouse, remain vibrant and active.

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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36 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

Wonderful learning experiences to be had here. Love the cabins and sheep.

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Tennessee
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133 reviews 133 reviews
39 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012

A look back to the early days of Kingsport. Exchange Place represents and has recreated a replica of where earlier travelers wound their way into this area. It's a historic reproduction of farming and buildings.

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

If they have one of the festivals there is more to see here. Otherwise there is not much to do.

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

I live not far from Exchange Place and have been many times for different events. The volunteers have done a great job preserving the site and keeping it well maintained while still keeping it authentic. They have several events throughout the year that are worth going to. If you just going to stop by I suggest checking ahead. They are... More

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Marion, Virginia
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2011

The Exchange Place/Gaines-Preston Farm is staffed by volunteers and is only open a handful of times/year. There is a fee--50 cents for children; 1 dollar for adults. Since it is a volunteer organization, we usually just give the older gentleman at the gate 5 dollars. Basically, Exchange Place hosts a couple of craft fairs, a Halloween event, and a Christmas... More

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