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International Storytelling Center
International Storytelling Center
Owner description: In our age of fast-moving technology, it seems unlikely that thousands of audience members could spend a weekend mesmerized by the voices of storytellers. But that's exactly what... more Owner description: In our age of fast-moving technology, it seems unlikely that thousands of audience members could spend a weekend mesmerized by the voices of storytellers. But that's exactly what happens in Jonesborough every year, starting the first Friday in October and running through the weekend. The National Storytelling Festival began in 1973 when 60 people came to hear a few Appalachian tales from the back of a hay wagon parked beside the town courthouse. In the decades since, those 60 people have grown to 10,000, and the hay wagon has been replaced by large, circus-like tents raised throughout the town. Those first mountain tales are supplemented now with stories from around the globe, spiked with the flair of poetry, blues, ballads and banjo. The Festival encompasses a wealth of cultures, traditions and styles- a world of stories within one small, historic town. less
Attraction type: Educational sites
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Chester Inn Museum
Chester Inn Museum
Owner description: Located in the heart of downtown Jonesborough, the Chester Inn Museum chronicles the history of Jonesborough from its inception in 1779 to the present. The museum is located on... more Owner description: Located in the heart of downtown Jonesborough, the Chester Inn Museum chronicles the history of Jonesborough from its inception in 1779 to the present. The museum is located on the street level of the oldest commercial building in town. Exhibits include information on the State of Franklin, a diorama of Jonesborough in the 1850s, the history of the Chester Inn, the 1873 cholera epidemic, and much more! Activities for kids include a coloring book and museum scavenger hunt. We have rotating exhibits, so make sure you check back with us often. less
Attraction type: History Museums
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Jonesborough Art Glass Gallery
Attraction type: Art Galleries
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Fender's Farm and Corn Maze
Fender's Farm and Corn Maze
Attraction type: Farms
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Tweetsie Trail
Tweetsie Trail(Johnson City)
Attraction type: Hiking Trails
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Dining Room
Dining Room
Ranked #1 of 42 Restaurants in Jonesborough
Cuisines: Cuban, Caribbean, Latin, Spanish
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
The Black Olive
The Black Olive
Ranked #2 of 42 Restaurants in Jonesborough
Cuisines: Italian, Gluten Free, Greek
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Main Street Cafe & Catering
Main Street Cafe & Catering
Ranked #3 of 42 Restaurants in Jonesborough
Cuisines: American, Cafe, Soups
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
PALS
PALS
Ranked #4 of 42 Restaurants in Jonesborough
Cuisines: American, Fast Food
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Takeout
Earth & Sky Confections
Earth & Sky Confections
Ranked #5 of 42 Restaurants in Jonesborough
Cuisines: Gluten Free
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Takeout

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Value Place Johnson City
2.5 of 5
Value Place Johnson City
$40 - $70
Ranked #9 of 20 Hotels in Johnson City
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Jonesborough Bed and Breakfast
Jonesborough Bed and Breakfast
$65 - $115
Ranked #1 of 7 Jonesborough B&B and Inns
Country Inn & Suites
2.5 of 5
Country Inn & Suites
$95 - $147
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Jonesborough
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Linnaea Gardens Guest House
Linnaea Gardens Guest House
$85 - $160

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