Old Jonesborough Cemetery tour

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Old Jonesborough Cemetery Tour

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Old Jonesborough Cemetery tours are available at 2:30 p.m. on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month from June 5 - October 2, 2021.  Tours include the history of Rocky Hill and College Hill cemeteries, 1800’s burial customs, the lives of the people buried there, and so much more.  Tickets are $3.00 per person and can be purchased at the Chester Inn State Historic Site & Museum. You’ll meet your tour guide at the top of East Main Street; follow the brand new sidewalk up the hill, in the Old Jonesborough Cemetery.  Proceeds from the tour will help fund the ongoing preservation and maintenance of the cemeteries. Combo tickets for $7.00 per person are available when you purchase both a Jonesborough Town Tour and Cemetery Tour ticket.

For more information on the tours, or to schedule a tour for a larger group or another day, please contact the Heritage Alliance at 423.753.9580


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Learn about the preservation of historic cemeteries on the tour and how you can help.
Old Jonesborough Cemetery tombstone
View the historic markers, including this extremely detailed tombstone at the grave of Cadet Cox.
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Tour the Rocky Hill and College Hill cemeteries and learn about the history of slavery and segregation in Jonesborough.
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Old Jonesborough Cemetery Tour
The tours are available at 2:30 on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month May 19 - October 6.
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