Old Deery Inn

Old Deery Inn Historic Deery Inn originally founded in the early 1800s by William Deery at Blountville, Tennessee.
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Official page for the Old Deery Inn in downtown HIstoric Blountville, Tennessee. Come for a visit!

Sullivan County Department of Archives and Tourism
12/10/2019

Sullivan County Department of Archives and Tourism

Check out these upcoming Christmas events...

Friends of the Blountville Library
11/19/2019

Friends of the Blountville Library

We're officially less than a month away from our Christmas Market on Saturday, December 7! If you are interested in becoming a vendor, make sure to have your application completed before November 23. If you have any questions about our upcoming Christmas Market, please contact the SCPL at 423-279-2714.

11/18/2019
Sullivan County Department of Archives and Tourism

Sullivan County Department of Archives and Tourism

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1575 Hwy. 394, Blountville, TN 37617
2 PM, Friday, Nov. 22, 2019

The Sullivan County Department of Archives and Tourism cordially invites you to the Grand Opening of the Heritage Tourism Information Center for Sullivan County, Tennessee. The ceremony for the Grand Opening will be held at 2 PM on Friday, November 22, 2019, 1575 Highway 394, Blountville, TN 37617.

Mayor Richard S. Venable will provide a brief opening address, and Shelia Hunt will introduce the departmentโ€™s new marketing associate, Angela Crane, and the departmentโ€™s assistant archivist, Maria Hale, who will be curating museum exhibits for the tourism center.

Formerly the Old Sheriffโ€™s Home, the structure was renovated and dedicated as a Heritage Tourism Information Center in 2018. The newly opened building will be multi-faceted in use. In addition to providing tourists with information on attractions in the area, the tourism center will also serve as a starting point for walking tours of Historic Blountville and a center for the Battle of Blountville Civil War Military Park.

The first Civil War exhibit has been installed and will be available for viewing at the Grand Opening. In the coming weeks, the Department of Archives and Tourism will be installing additional exhibits for Civil War artifacts and local history memorabilia in two of the museum rooms.

For additional information, please contact Shelia Hunt at (423) 323-4660.

Join us this Friday!
10/21/2019

Join us this Friday!

Get your Farm to Fork Fundraiser Dinner tickets now! Limited seating. Call our office at 423-574-1919 for more information.

09/11/2019

MAKE PLANS TO JOIN US IN BLOUNTVILLE THIS WEEKEND!

Step Back in time at the Inn. Play period games.

Browse the Antiques, the Flea-market, and the Car Show

Check out the Silent Auction offerings.

Something for Everyone!

Hope to see  you this weekend!
09/11/2019

Hope to see you this weekend!

08/26/2019

The Old Deery Inn will be open for tours by costumed interpreters from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm September 14 during the Historic Blountville Heritage Festival.

Cost is $5.00 per adult. Children under 16 are free when accompanying a paying adult.

See you there!

Sullivan County Department of Archives and Tourism
10/19/2018

Sullivan County Department of Archives and Tourism

Dedication for Park at Deery Inn, Oct 12, 2018
(Photos courtesy of Ambre Torbett)

10/12/2018
Times-News Online

Times-News Online

CanJoe John performs "Amazing Grace" at ceremony dedicating future Park at Deery Inn to Dennis Houser, in Blountville on Friday, October 12, 2018. For the full story check the Saturday print edition of the Kingsport Times News or later online at timesnews.net.

07/02/2018

Come join us for one of the best Independence Day Parades in the region! Blountville Ruritan Independence Day Parade, 2 PM, July 4, 2018, downtown Blountville, TN. Lineup begins at 1 PM at Keystone Drive. And be sure to visit the Old Deery Inn which will be open for tours from 1 PM to 4 PM. See you there! :)

Come visit the beautiful Old Deery Inn, one of Historic Blountville's hidden gems!
06/28/2018

Come visit the beautiful Old Deery Inn, one of Historic Blountville's hidden gems!

Sullivan County Department of Archives and Tourism
12/07/2017

Sullivan County Department of Archives and Tourism

We love Historic Blountville!

Sullivan County Department of Archives and Tourism
08/29/2017

Sullivan County Department of Archives and Tourism

The 9th ANNUAL HISTORIC BLOUNTVILLE FLEA MARKET AND YARD SALE will be held in downtown Blountville from 9 AM to 4 PM on Saturday, September 9, 2017. Often referred to as the townโ€™s โ€œheritage daysโ€ celebration, it is truly a โ€œFlea Marketerโ€™s Paradiseโ€ with bargains galore!

This exciting event will include arts and crafts, flea market goods and yard sale items, great food and some exciting music! Food vendors will offer a wide array of food with everything from barbeque ribs, barbeque chicken, pulled pork, deep fried oreos and moon pies, hot dogs, hamburgers, pork skins, snow cones, kettle corn, chili cheese fries and more. In addition, the Blountville Ruritan will be serving soup beans and cornbread!

Vendor spaces for the Historic Blountville Flea Market and Yard Sale are $15, first-come, first-serve basisโ€ฆ Better hurry! Pre-registration and fees are required by Friday, September 1, 2017. Donโ€™t miss this one!

The 9th ANNUAL HISTORIC BLOUNTVILLE FLEA MARKET AND YARD SALE is sponsored by the Sullivan County Department of Archives and Tourism located at 3425 Hwy. 126, Suite 100, Blountville, TN. Registration forms may be downloaded at www.historicsullivan.com/events.htm and should be mailed to SCDAT, P.O. Box 3179, Blountville, TN 37617.

For additional information, please contact the Sullivan County Department of Archives and Tourism at (423) 323-4660.

08/03/2017
Old Deery Inn's cover photo
02/22/2017

Old Deery Inn's cover photo

Old Deery Inn
12/30/2016

Old Deery Inn

Ring in the Christmas Season with the 2016 Historic Blountville Christmas Parade set for Saturday at 2 PM! The  parade w...
12/09/2016

Ring in the Christmas Season with the 2016 Historic Blountville Christmas Parade set for Saturday at 2 PM! The parade will line up at Keystone Drive, and proceed down Hwy. 126 toward the Historic District, with the parade ending at the Sullivan County Courthouse on Great Stage Road. The Old Deery Inn will be open from 1 PM to 5 PM; tours are $5 for adults, and there is no admission charge for children ages 12 and under.

"One Special Town, Two Special Trees"...  Join us for a very special Christmas Tree Lighting in downtown Historic Blount...
11/21/2016

"One Special Town, Two Special Trees"... Join us for a very special Christmas Tree Lighting in downtown Historic Blountville at 6 PM on Dec. 8! Hear some delightful Christmas caroling by the combined choirs of Blountville Middle School and Holston Middle School. And don't miss a tour of the Old Deery Inn! What a festive way to ring in the Christmas Season!

Historic Blountville Christmas Tree Lighting
โ€œOne Special Townโ€ฆ Two Special Treesโ€

The Sullivan County Department of Archives and Tourism is pleased to announce that Historic Blountville will host one of the largest tree lighting ceremonies ever held at the county seat.

This yearโ€™s festivities will begin at 6 PM, on Thursday, December 8, 2016, at the Sullivan County Courthouse located at 3411 Hwy. 126, Blountville, TN. Special guests will include Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey, District Attorney General Barry Staubus, Sullivan County Mayor Richard Venable, and WJHLโ€™s Josh Smith who will preside as Master of Ceremonies.

Mayor Venable will do the honor of lighting the town Christmas tree, a massive thirty-foot blue spruce that adorns the front lawn of the historic courthouse.

Christmas caroling will be presented by a combined choir of over 100 students from Blountville Middle School under the direction of Darren Malcolm, and Holston Middle School under the direction of Melissa Haas. Additional music will be provided by special bagpiper, Jon Schell, of Elizabethton.

As a unique addition to this yearโ€™s event, the Hope for Victims Support and Advocacy Group will light a special tree in remembrance of victims of violence. Victims Remembrance Tree Organizer Joan Berry said, โ€œIt is in remembrance of everyone that has lost a loved one to homicide. Holidays can be extremely sad for families who have lost a loved one to violent crime. The remembrance tree gives families from East Tennessee the opportunity to do something special for their loved ones.โ€ Area residents are encouraged to participate by bringing an ornament in honor of family members lost to violence.

The Old Deery Inn and Museum will be open from 5 PM to 6 PM, and from 6:45 PM to 8:30 PM. The historic inn will showcase its own 1800s Christmas tree and period Christmas decorations. Historians in period attire will be on hand to lead the tours.

Food vendors will be offering hot chocolate and a variety of other items including hamburgers, hot dogs, barbeque, funnel cakes, deep fried oreos, nachos, chili cheese fries and more.

What a wonderful way to ring in the Christmas Season!

The Historic Blountville Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremonies are sponsored by the Sullivan County Department of Archives and Tourism and the partnership of First Judicial District Attorney Generalโ€™s office and the local chapter of the Hope for Victims Support and Advocacy Group.

Historic Blountville adds storytelling to its 4th of July activities!
07/01/2015
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Historic Blountville adds storytelling to its 4th of July activities!

The Blountville Ruritan Annual Independence Day Parade is set for 2 PM on July 4, 2015, in downtown Blountville, and the Old Deery Inn will throw open its doors for tours beginning at 11:30 AM! What more could you ask for? Well, how about some old-time storytelling by Dr. Nancy Hamblen Acuff at thโ€ฆ

Celebrating the Fourth!
06/30/2015
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Celebrating the Fourth!

Historic Blountville Ruritan's Annual 4th of July Parade is set for 2 PM on Saturday, July 4, 2015. Also, be sure to visit the Old Deery Inn and Museum which will be open from 11:30 AM to 2 PM. Admission to the Inn will include a tour of the property, along with historical games and a hotdog lunchโ€ฆ

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3425 Highway 126
Blountville, TN
37617

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The Inn will be open for tours by costumed interpreters from 10:00am until 2:00 pm September 14 during the Blountville Heritage Festival. Cost is $5.00 per adult. Children under 16 are free when accompanying a paying adult.
The Inn will be open for tours by costumed interpreters from 10:00am until 2:00 pm September 14 during the Blountville Heritage Festival. Cost is $5.00 per adult. Children under 16 are free when accompanying a paying adult.
The Deery Inn will be open Saturday, September 30, 2017, for tours from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults with local historians available to answer questions. Hope to see you there.
The Deery Inn will be open Saturday, September 30, 2017, for tours from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults. Local historians will be available to answer questions. Hope to see you there.