History comes to life in this 18th century town. Its well-preserved Main Street will take you on a beautiful journey through the past. Jonesborough is a town filled with quaint shops, friendly faces, farm to table foods and plenty of “ya’lls” and “come back agains”. Whether you live 50 miles away or 5,500 miles away, you are sure to feel right at home in Tennessee’s Oldest Town.
Beginning in May, enjoy free music downtown during Music on the Square every Friday night through September and also take part in the Teller in Residence Storytelling Live! Series at the International Storytelling Center at 2pm each Tuesday through Saturday. Jonesborough is also the place to find local food so stop by the Farmers Market on Saturday mornings until noon for the freshest ingredients and some homegrown socializing. If you are lucky enough to be in town on a Sunday, spend your afternoon trying local craft beer and foods while hearing some great bands at Main Street Brews and Tunes starting in June. Experience Jonesborough and leave your footprint on the history that’s still being written.
Urban Collectives & Kaley & Co. Clothing
URBAN COLLECTIVES is our new boutique that offers comfy, boho chic trends in the heart of downtown Johnson City. Our looks are soft and simple so you can look your best. We also carry many unique accessories and gifts, as well. You can find us at 109 Cherry Street Johnson City, Tennessee. Come visit us. We hope to see you soon!
KALEY’S & CO. is a sweet boutique nestled in a quaint corner of Tennessee’s Oldest City. Celebrating 29 years, we are located where Boone and Main Street meets in historic downtown Jonesborough, Tennessee.
Kaley’s & Co. is a ladies only boutique with clothing and accessories that cannot be found in retail stores. This store offers comfortable-casual, pre-shrunk styles for work or any event in your life. Dressy casual, jewelry, handbags, hats, scarves, and linens by Flax and Matchpoint can all be found at Kaley’s & Co.
The International Storytelling Center
Celebrating and showcasing the art of storytelling since 1973, the International Storytelling Center (ISC) offers many opportunities for audiences of all ages to enjoy the craft of storytelling.
Storytelling Live!, a six-month series running from May through October, features a different world-class storyteller each week in daily matinees, evening concerts, workshops, and Saturday morning children’s shows. The National Storytelling Festival, the Center’s flagship event, is recognized as the premier storytelling festival in the world. This year’s event is scheduled for October 6-8.
The Center’s programming has been recognized in multiple national publications, including Smithsonian Magazine, Southern Living, the New York Times, People Magazine and the Boston Globe.
ISC is proud to receive support from local, state, and nation-wide organizations,including the Tennessee Arts Commission, Niswonger Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
For more information, including tickets and schedules, visit www.storytellingcenter.net or call 800.952.8392.
Marj on Main
On your visit to Tennessee’s oldest downtown, pick up something unique for yourself to remember your trip. Marj on Main has large selection of casual attire to choose from. Owner, Jeanette Miller takes pride in selecting distinctive pieces in a mix of apparel, jewelry, and accessories that you’ll find in this moderately priced boutique.
Marj on Main offers clothing, jewelry, and accessories from lines like J.P. and Mattie, Habitat, and Margaret Winters. This fantastic boutique weaves together a selection that offers something for all occasions. With newly added plus sizes, Marj on Main covers pretty from X-Small to 2X. Add an accent of copper, coral or turquoise from the jewelry selection and there are hats to keep the sun out of your eyes.
An independent Rodan & Fields consultant, Jeanette knows the importance of skincare and carries the Sun and Sand SPF headwear line. For overall beauty from head to toe, Marj on Main is open Monday thru Saturday from 11 am to 5 pm.
SHELLZ – IT’S A SHOPPING THING!
Downtown Jonesborough offers many beautiful places for visitors check out. One of those places that is a ‘must stop and see’ stands tall and beautiful on the corner of East Main Street and Courthouse Square!
Shellz is a fashion-forward ladies apparel store that carries trendy, glamorous fashions and an electric-mix of contemporary and plus size styles for women of all ages. Within minutes of perusing this fabulous boutique it will be evident that Shellz owner, Michelle Garber, provides her customers with affordable price points, quality pieces and exceptional customer service. Shellz also carries creative, adorably packaged, fun and affordable gifts for seasonal and holiday celebrations as well as for fashion fanatics. Next time you are in downtown Jonesborough, stop in, say hello and shop a while! We are certain that you’ll find something you will love!
The Historic Eureka Inn
The Historic Eureka Inn sits on one of the first lots purchased after Tennessee became a state in 1796 and is one of the only original wooden structures to survive the fires of the late 1890’s. One needs only to step across the hardwood floors, laid in 1797, to step back in time. Carefully restored, and unobtrusively updated with all the essential, modern amenities we enjoy today, each guestroom has it’s own, private bath and is decorated with a mixture of period antiques and elegant reproductions. Outside your room, the Communal Parlor and Sitting Room offer cozy fireplaces perfect for fall and winter and three wide open porches for enjoying spring and summer.
Innkeepers and Jonesborough residents Blake and Katelyn, strive to make your stay at the Historic Eureka Inn one to remember, and something you’ll want to do again. Ensuring you get the best Jonesborough has to offer, they use locally sourced foods and ingredients in the full breakfast offered every day, as well as locally baked sweets to enjoy with the coffee and tea available 24/7. You’ll sleep on organic cotton linens covering locally made Restonic mattresses. Packages available include the Stay and Save, with specially priced tickets and reservations to the Jonesborough Repertory Theatre located next door on a Friday or Saturday and A Romance To Remember, offering flowers, truffles, champagne and even a moonlit serenade from one of the theatre’s singers.
The Historic Eureka Inn is the ideal place for weddings, parties and group gatherings as well as for a weekend away. Turn a visit to Music on the Square, Jonesborough Days, or the Storytelling Festival into a “staycation” by adding a night at the the inn to your itinerary and get spoiled a little bit. You’ll be glad you did!