JONESBOROUGH, Tenn. – Jonesborough’s Historic Walking Tours are back with four, different options for 2018. The Main Street Tour will be offered at least once a week March through December. Tickets are $5 per person and can be purchased directly at the Chester Inn State Historic Site and Museum on Main Street.
Tours will depart from the Museum as costumed guides will lead guests on an hour-long tour through Jonesborough’s storied past. The evening tours will return 7 p.m. Thursdays in May.
Last year, the Heritage Alliance introduced the Jonesborough Mythbusting Tour. The Mythbusting Tour, complete with new myths and outrageous history, continues this March-December on the first and second Saturdays of the month.
New this year, the Railroad History Tour is a great opportunity to tour the backside of Main Street. The railroad is an important part of Jonesborough and East Tennessee history, and the Railroad Tour shares the trials & tribulations of bringing the railway through the region. The Railroad Tour concludes at the Chuckey Depot Railroad Museum, located in the newly renovated 1906 Chuckey Depot. Moved to Jonesborough to preserve and save it, the Chuckey Depot Railroad Museum opened in its new location in 2017. The Railroad Tour is available at 2:30 p.m. on the fourth Saturday of the month. Tickets for the Railroad Tour and Mythbusting tour are $5. Combo ticket options are available.
The Cemetery Tour will return 2:30 p.m. on the first and third Saturdays of the month May 19 through October 6.
Tour dates are seasonal, so make sure you visit www.heritageall.org, or like the Heritage Alliance on Facebook to stay up to date with the full calendar. For more information, please contact the Heritage Alliance at 423-753-9580, or the Chester Inn Museum at 423-753-4580. To schedule a tour for a larger group, or another day or time, please contact the Heritage Alliance directly.
The Heritage Alliance is dedicated to the preservation of the architectural, historical, and cultural heritage of our region and to providing educational experiences related to history and heritage for a wide range of audiences. For more information, please call our office at 423-753-9580, or contact the organization via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information can also be found online at www.heritageall.org.
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