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Jonesborough's Town Tours take visitors on a storied journey of Main Street. Costumed guides will share with you the history of the buildings and the people who made their lives within. Take a walking tour at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday in March-April and November-December. Additional tours will be available at 1:00 p.m. on Fridays in May-October.  Tickets are only $5.00 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 and costumed guides will lead guests on an hour long journey.  From May-September, an additional tour will be offered on Thursday evenings at 7:00 p.m.  There’s never a bad time of day to tour Tennessee’s Oldest Town.

You can also put your history detective skills to use the fist and second Saturdays of the month with the Jonesborough Mythbusting Tour. Think you can separate the myths from the facts? Take the Mythbusting tour from April-December at 1:00 p.m. the 1st Saturday of the month and 2:30 p.m. the 2nd Saturday of the month.

New this year, the Railroad Tour is a unique opportunity to travel on the back side of Main Street and learn about the rich history of the railroad in East Tennessee. This tour ends at the Chuckey Depot Museum, located in the 1906 Chuckey Railroad Depot. Take this tour at 2:30 p.m. the 4th Saturday of the month.

All tour tickets are $5.00. Combo ticket options are available. If you would like to schedule a tour at another time, or reserve a space for a larger group, please contact the Heritage Alliance directly at 423-753-9580.

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Historic Jonesborough town tour
Learn all about the buildings in Jonesborough and the people who built them.
Historic Jonesborough town tour
Let our costumed guides share with you the stories of Tennessee's oldest town.
Historic Jonesborough Town Tour guides
Our costumed guides are ready to answer your questions.
Mythbusting tour
Take a Mythbusting Tour and put your detective skills to the test.
Costumed guide
Our guides represent multiple time periods and encompass the history of Main Street.
Historic Jonesborough Town Tours

116 West Main St.
Jonesborough, TN 37659

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Admission Rates
$5.00 per person, guests under 8 years of age are free of charge
Dates Closed
Tours available by appointment only in January and February. We do not do tours on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, or New Year's Day.
March-April - 1:00 pm on Sat
May-August - 1:00 pm Fri-Sat, 7:00 pm Thurs
Sept-Oct - 1:00 pm Fri-Sat
Nov-Dec - 1:00 pm on Sat
Discounts Offered
  • Group Discount
Payment Methods Accepted
  • Cash
  • Discover
  • Mastercard
  • Visa
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