Jonesborough Day

On a pretty spring day, we spent a bit of the afternoon in Tennessee’s oldest town, historic Jonesborough. Strolling these streets is as close to stepping back in time as one can get in 2015.

Quaint cafe’s and one of a kind shops scattered among 18th century homes converted into bed and breakfasts, museums, and more, fill Main Street with a sweet southern spirit of yesteryear.

Rich in history from the travels of Daniel Boone, the American Revolution, and the Civil War, to more modern claims to fame such as the National Storytelling Festival and Jonesborough Days, an annual three-day celebration centered around Independence Day, a visit is sure to spark your inner history buff.

As a kid, my mom worked on Main Street, and looking back it was probably my first exposure to a “city” environment. That is, lots of stuff in a little space. I loved visiting her at the office, having lunch at a grown up spot and browsing the nearby gift shop for mementos of our day. Being back felt oddly familiar, but with a new appreciation for the vast history these streets hold.

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