Exchange Place Gaines-Preston Farm
Historical Landmark Kingsport Tennessee
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Visiting The Farm
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Community Honors Suzanne Burow
Video and photos posted by her friends.
FarmFest Crowd Enjoys Exchange Place 1850s Farm
Kingsport Times News July 2011
Exchange Place Sassafras
Read "Exchange Place: Development of the Commercial Frontier."
Spring Garden Fair Photos
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Turkeys keeping watch during the Winter months.
:: We'll Carry You Back ::
Step Into the 1850s ::
Exchange Place, - a living history farm, is Kingsport's tonic for today's fast paced life. The site was once a community that served as a self-supporting plantation, a relay station along the Old Stage Road and the Post Office for Eden's Ridge, TE. Exchange Place -- the Gaines-Preston Farm recaptures life in the early 1800s where you exchange horse, money and stories.
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National Register of Historic Places, nine of the ten buildings built between 1816 and 1851 are restored on their original foundations.
As part of Exchange Place's commitment to preserve 19th century agricultural life, period livestock now reside on the farm. Domestic skills, including spinning, weaving, quilting, candle dipping and basketry, are frequently demonstrated . during festivals and by special arrangements (See Calendar of Events)
Links To Friends:
East TN Master Gardeners Association
Overmountain Weaver's Guild
W.T.Hines & Sons : White Coopers
Farm that supplies our pigs.
The Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums.
The American Livestock Breeds Conservancy.
"Exchanges" still take place today at the country store. Instead of exchanging currency, crafts made by local artisans may be purchased.
Exchange Place is open for tours May through October and by special arrangement for hosting events.
For more information contact:
4812 Orebank Road
Kingsport, Tennessee 37664
Calendar for 2014
HOURS: 2:00 -- 4:30pm Saturdays and Sundays, May through October.
We also open for special appointments. Call 423-288-6071 Spring Garden Fair : April 26 (10:00 -- 5:00) & April 27 (12:00 -- 5:00). Admission charged at gate. $3 adults (12 and older) Children under 12 free.
Hamlett-Dobson Farm Fest: Sunday July 13, 2:00 -- 5:00 Free admission.
: Sept. 27 (10:00 -- 5:00) & 28th (12:00 -- 5:00). Admission $3 (12 and over) at gate. Free under 12. Fall Folk Arts Festival Witches Wynd: Oct. 24 & 25, 8:00. Admission charged. (Tickets required; available beginning at Folk Arts Festival.)
Christmas in the Country: Dec. 6, 10:00 -- 4:00. $3 admission.
Yule Log Ceremony: December 6, 4:00.
4812 Orebank Road
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