Learn more about Jonesborough-Washington County History Museum.
Founded in 1982, the Jonesborough/Washington County History Museum and Archives collects artifacts, documents, and photographs to help tell the stories of the land and people who constituted the “mother of Tennessee.”
Our collection of artifacts, newspapers and other ephemera focuses on the social, cultural, and economic history of Jonesborough and Washington County – creating a fascinating historical record of our region. Our extensive photographic collection spans the period from 1850 through the 1980s, and features a number of photographs from early Jonesborough photographers L.M. Keen and O.L. Hensley.
We invite you to visit our gallery space located in the Historic Jonesborough Visitors Center at 117 Boone Street. Exhibits include information on frontier life in Tennessee, local educational history, a rotating exhibit that honors local veterans, and much more. Come and see Jonesborough’s very first fire fighting equipment, purchased in the late 1800s, and view the clock that used to keep time in the 1847 Washington County Courthouse.
117 Boone Street
Jonesborough, TN 37659
Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am – 5:00 pm