Exchange Place : Kingsport, Tennessee

Exchange Place : Kingsport, Tennessee Living History Farm 1850's Exchange Place - Kingsport, TN.
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Exchange Place, - a living history farm, is Kingsport's tonic for today's fast paced life. The site was once a community that served as a self-supporting plantation, a relay station along the Old Stage Road and the Post Office for Eden's Ridge, TE. Exchange Place -- the Gaines-Preston Farm recaptures life in the early 1800s. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, nine of the ten buildings built between 1816 and 1851 are restored on their original foundations. As part of Exchange Place's commitment to preserve 19th century agricultural life, period livestock now reside on the farm. Domestic skills, including washing, spinning, weaving, ironing, quilting, candle dipping and basketry, are frequently demonstrated during festivals and by special arrangements.

Perfect Weather Perfect Exchange Place ChristmasThank You Marshall for the pictures !! :)Thank You Everyone For Coming B...
12/13/2019

Perfect Weather Perfect Exchange Place Christmas
Thank You Marshall for the pictures !! :)
Thank You Everyone For Coming Back In Time With Us !! :)

12/05/2019
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This Saturday ! 'This Week in Kingsport' from Kingsport.ME reminds us that Christmas In The Country at Exchange Place has arrived ! :)
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What is Christmas in the Country? :)Kingsport, TN – The “most wonderful time of the year” gets its formal kickoff when E...
11/16/2019

What is Christmas in the Country? :)
Kingsport, TN – The “most wonderful time of the year” gets its formal kickoff when Exchange Place hosts its annual Christmas in the Country celebration on Saturday, December 7, from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm, at Kingsport’s tradition-rich Living History Farm, located at 4812 Orebank Road. This is the final public event of the year scheduled at the historic site -- proudly listed on the National Register of Historic Places -- and admission is free for everyone.

Christmas in the Country features more than two dozen area and regional vendors offering their fresh greenery and trees, handcrafted wreaths and roping, and other holiday decorations. Unique folk arts and crafts will be found on both sides of Orebank Road, including hand-crafted wood items, unique lamps and clocks, pottery, handmade greeting cards, kitchen and garden art, cat and dog treats, and jewelry. Your taste buds will be tempted with baked goods, small batch roasted coffee beans, hot sauces, jams and jellies, plus kettle corn and perhaps even Brunswick stew. You will also be able to pamper yourself with a variety of herbal products, soaps and natural lotions. More than two dozen area and regional vendors will have their wares on display and for sale on both sides of the historic Gaines-Preston farm.

Most especially, Christmas in the Country furthers the mission of Exchange Place by depicting wintertime farm life in the mid-nineteenth century, and demonstrating how our Northeast Tennessee ancestors would have celebrated the holidays in the antebellum period. In the log kitchen, the Eden’s Ridge Hearth Cookery Society will be preparing dishes that the Gaines and Preston families might have enjoyed during the holidays, like roast pork, salsify fritters, and cinnamon waffles. In the newly restored outdoor bake oven, they will be baking ginger cakes (cookies), using a Gaines family recipe and replicas of Preston family tin cookie cutters.

Meanwhile, Exchange Place’s Junior Apprentices will be busy in the Preston House Gathering Room, making the home festive for the holidays. (They will also be selling handmade crafts to help support their program, which teaches middle school and high school aged youngsters about antebellum life and historic preservation.) Over in the blacksmith shop, the skills that were needed to make hardware and tools for the farm, fix wagon wheels and, of course, shoe the horses, will be demonstrated throughout the day. For children -- or just the young at heart! -- there will be “chores” to do, such as candle-dipping, decorating the traditional tree for the birds, and creating an old-timey toy.

Capping off the day will be the traditional Yule Log Ceremony, which will expect to begin around 4:15 pm. It was originated by the Vikings, who used it to honor their gods and request good luck for the coming year. Later it was incorporated into the harvest festivals of Germany and Scandinavia, then moved to England when the Normans conquered the British Isles, and eventually was brought to the New World by the Pilgrims. While the Preston family may not have burned a Yule Log, we have made it a part of our Christmas in the Country as a symbol of peace and good will for our wonderful community.

The Yule Log was often decorated with evergreens, and sometimes sprinkled with grain or cider, before it was finally lit, and after it died down (anywhere from twelve hours to twelve days), its ashes were scattered over the fields to bring fertility, or cast into wells to purify and sweeten the water. In this spirit, we encourage everyone present to bring their own sprig to cast onto the fire, and to also wear fine, colorful headgear to the event.

We conclude the day with the singing of carols and, of course, a cup of hot wassail! Derived from the Anglo-Saxon “waes hael,” which meant “Be in Health” or “Here’s to You,” wassail helps us to emphasize the spirit of health and friendship.

For more information, you may call Exchange Place at 423-288-6071, or write to
[email protected].

Exchange Place is a living history farm whose mission is to preserve and interpret the heritage of mid-nineteenth century farm life in Northeast Tennessee. Exchange Place is a non-profit organization maintained and operated by volunteers and is supported by donations, fundraisers, memberships and grants.

10/05/2019

Witches Wynd 2019
(Oct 25/26 2019 : 8:00 pm $10 Admission Charge)
Exchange Place needs no props after dark for a spooky atmosphere, with its shadowy corners of ancient log buildings where storytellers wait to relate chilling tales of the past. Guests assemble at the barn, divide into five groups, each of which is led by a lantern-bearing host to hear all of the five stories wind and through scenes relating to the story just heard.
Autumn weather in Tennessee can be cool enough to bundle up and windy enough to enhance the evening.
Many autumn leaves are still clinging to the trees as October moves into November. Watch for our next special event.
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" Thank You New Settlers that just moved into our wonderful Kingsport !! :) " pictures shared by ChuckSheliaWhite
07/25/2019

" Thank You New Settlers that just moved into our wonderful Kingsport !! :) "
pictures shared by ChuckSheliaWhite

" THANKYOU :) Farmfest'ians for a Fun FunFest FarmFest !! :) "
07/25/2019

" THANKYOU :) Farmfest'ians for a Fun FunFest FarmFest !! :) "

07/11/2019

"If we miss your facebook message.. Please go to our website for email and phone number. We LOVE to hear from YOU :) !!"
https://www.exchangeplace.info/contact
4812 Orebank Road Kingsport TN 423-288-6071 😀

FANTASTIC !! Perfect Weekend with All Our Friends :)Thank You Everyone for making the Spring Fare one of our best ever !...
05/01/2019

FANTASTIC !! Perfect Weekend with All Our Friends :)
Thank You Everyone for making the Spring Fare one of our best ever ! :)

04/27/2019

It's SPRING GARDEN FAIR this weekend!! :) Come and Sprout !

:) 2019 Schedule at Exchange Place :)* Spring Garden Fair -- Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28* FarmFest -- Sunday...
01/16/2019

:) 2019 Schedule at Exchange Place :)
* Spring Garden Fair -- Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28
* FarmFest -- Sunday, July 14
* Fall Folk Arts Festival -- Saturday, September 28 and Sunday, Sept 29
* Witches Wynd -- Friday, October 25 and Saturday, October 26
* Christmas in the Country -- Saturday, December 7
Learn more at : http://ExchangePlace.info

.. Exchange Place .. 1971
11/14/2018

.. Exchange Place .. 1971

11/01/2018

"As we tuck the Exchange Place in for Autumn, awaiting our Christmas In The Country... we think'eth that we still hear odd and peculiar voices from our SOULd out Witches Wynd... oooooooo... THANK YOU TO EVERYONE for Coming and Enjoying the Exchange Place last weekend :) It was Great Fun :) "

"We caught these four trying to steal sugar cane today! Come see us Sunday from 12:00 to 5:00 and identify these happy s...
09/29/2018

"We caught these four trying to steal sugar cane today! Come see us Sunday from 12:00 to 5:00 and identify these happy sneaks :) "

09/18/2018
Exchange Place : Kingsport, Tennessee

"It's that time of year.. AUTUMN !!! :) Fall Folk Arts Festival 2018 Sept 29/30 2018: 10am-5pm. And on the 30th, 12-5pm : Admission 5.00 .. See You Soon :) !!! "
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Exchange Place
1850's Farm
Kingsport TN
423-288-6071
http://ExchangePlace.info

Exchange Place, - a living history farm, is Kingsport's tonic for today's fast paced life.
The site was once a community that served as a self-supporting plantation, a relay station along the Old Stage Road and the Post Office for Eden's Ridge, TE.
Exchange Place -- the Gaines-Preston Farm recaptures life in the early 1800s.

08/13/2018

:) PICTURES PICTURES HAPPY PICTURES :)

~~~ Exchange Place Photo Policy ~~~

An Exchange Place volunteer must be on site during a photography session. (Please note: Exchange Place is operated and maintained by volunteers.)

During open hours, there is no charge to anyone taking outdoor photographs. (No photographs are ever allowed indoors.) Exchange Place is generally open on Saturdays and Sundays, 2:00 – 4:30, from the first weekend in May to mid-October, with certain exceptions for festivals and other special events.

During all other hours, there is a $30 per hour charge.

Special rules apply to prom photos: The cost is $20 per couple during specific hours that will be determined during prom season.

Requests to take photos on the property must be made at least one week in advance, in order that we may schedule a volunteer to be on site. If no volunteer is available, the site will not be open.

Please contact Exchange Place at (423) 288-6071 to request an appointment for a photography session.

07/30/2018

" Some Farmfest memories from Marshall :) .."

07/18/2018

"Today we remembered our Friend.. Tom Lane.
It rained from the skies and from our hearts, but then the sunshine with our memories comforted us all..
Thank You Tom ~ the Exchange Place & Friends "

NEXT EVENT ! : July 15th Farm Fest :)
05/26/2018
Exchange Place : Kingsport, Tennessee

NEXT EVENT ! : July 15th Farm Fest :)

Hello From Exchange Place :)
2018 Schedule is here :
Spring Garden Fair – Saturday, April 28 and Sunday, April 29
FarmFest – Sunday, July 15
Fall Folk Arts Festival -- Saturday, September 29 and Sunday, September 30
Witches Wynd – Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27
Christmas in the Country – Saturday, December 1
Details here :
https://www.exchangeplace.info/festival-details

Spring 2018 Garden Fair : from Marshall
05/26/2018

Spring 2018 Garden Fair : from Marshall

Some more great memories of the Exchange Place Spring Garden Fair 2018 taken by Marshall Adesman

04/26/2018
Exchange Place Spring Garden Fair 2018

Come Enjoy and Flower Up :) !
Exchange Place Spring Garden Fair Saturday April 28 2018 & Sunday
Saturday April 28 – Sunday April 29
Apr 28 at 10 AM to Apr 29 at 5 PM

04/24/2018
Exchange Place is Opening

"Can you hear the cows mooing ? :) And the laughter of folks from all around heading back to the 1850s ! Alllll aboard.. :) "

04/19/2018

SPRING GARDEN FAIR :)
10-5 p.m. Saturday, April 28

Hello From Exchange Place :)2018 Schedule is here :Spring Garden Fair – Saturday, April 28 and Sunday, April 29 FarmFest...
01/26/2018
Exchange Place : Festival Details : Kingsport TN

Hello From Exchange Place :)
2018 Schedule is here :
Spring Garden Fair – Saturday, April 28 and Sunday, April 29
FarmFest – Sunday, July 15
Fall Folk Arts Festival -- Saturday, September 29 and Sunday, September 30
Witches Wynd – Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27
Christmas in the Country – Saturday, December 1
Details here :
https://www.exchangeplace.info/festival-details

Festival Details of each of our festivals throughout the year from Spring to Christmas.

"Exchange Place founder Suzanne Burow crossed over this afternoon to the heavenly farm. .. please remember her family du...
12/23/2017

"Exchange Place founder Suzanne Burow crossed over this afternoon to the heavenly farm. .. please remember her family during this tender season.. 12.22.17 "

12/23/2017

"Exchange Place founder Suzanne Burow crossed over this afternoon to the heavenly farm. .. please remember her family during this tender season.. 12.22.17 "

" :) HAVE YOU SEEN.. the Exchange Place Mural in the Fort Henry Mall :) It is next door to 'I Love Books Bookstore' and ...
12/19/2017

" :) HAVE YOU SEEN.. the Exchange Place Mural in the Fort Henry Mall :) It is next door to 'I Love Books Bookstore' and JCPenneys .. stop while you shop and take a look ! :)

12/09/2017
"THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR COMING :) and enjoying an 1850's Christmas with us :) pictures and videos coming soon.. It has b...
12/05/2017

"THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR COMING :) and enjoying an 1850's Christmas with us :) pictures and videos coming soon..
It has been the best of years at the Exchange Place.. all because of YOU !!! :) "

Witches Wynd 2017 (Oct 27/28 2017 : 8:00 pm $8 Admission Charge)"Exchange Place needs no props after dark for a spooky a...
10/17/2017
Exchange Place : Festival Details : Kingsport TN

Witches Wynd 2017
(Oct 27/28 2017 : 8:00 pm $8 Admission Charge)
"Exchange Place needs no props after dark for a spooky atmosphere, with its shadowy corners of ancient log buildings where storytellers wait to relate chilling tales of the past. Guests assemble at the barn, divide into five groups, each of which is led by a lantern-bearing host to hear all of the five stories wind and through scenes relating to the story just heard.
Autumn weather in Tennessee can be cool enough to bundle up and windy enough to enhance the evening.. :) "
https://www.exchangeplace.info/festival-details

Festival Details of each of our festivals throughout the year from Spring to Christmas.

Autumn at the Exchange Place
10/17/2017

Autumn at the Exchange Place

A few more Autumn pictures and a nice article from the Times News :)Thank You !http://www.timesnews.net/gallery/Photo-ga...
09/28/2017
Photo gallery: Fall Festival at the Exchange Place

A few more Autumn pictures and a nice article from the Times News :)
Thank You !
http://www.timesnews.net/gallery/Photo-gallery-Fall-Festival-at-the-Exchange-Place?ci=stream&lp=3&p=1

The Exchange Place ushered in autumn last weekend with its Fall Folk Arts Festival – an annual celebration of traditional folk arts and the harvest season. The 46th annual event brought in hundreds of visitors to enjoy folk music, arts and crafts, and demonstrations of pottery making, blacksmithing,...

Address

4812 Orebank Rd
Kingsport, TN
37664

Opening Hours

Monday 06:00 - 20:00
Tuesday 06:00 - 20:00
Wednesday 06:00 - 20:00
Thursday 06:00 - 20:00
Friday 06:00 - 20:00
Saturday 06:00 - 20:00
Sunday 06:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(423) 288-6071

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