Travel back in time inside Jonesborough's historic district

There's a lot to discover near the Country Inn & Suites, located in the historic district of Tennessee's oldest city. Explore the Chester Inn Museum and the Gray Fossil Site at East Tennessee State University's Natural History Museum. For those who like to peek at history through a more chilling lens, ghost tours are available through Appalachian GhostWalks. In addition to its sights, Jonesborough also features a variety of seasonal events worth experiencing, like the Garden Gala on Memorial Day weekend and Music on the Square in the summer.
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Chester Inn Museum

0.26 mi / 0.43 km from the hotel
Previously the "finest inn in the Western Frontier," this building was transformed into apartments before it opened as a museum in 2011. Browse exhibits and architecture that tell the story of one of Jonesborough's oldest buildings.

East Tennessee State University

5.85 mi / 9.42 km from the hotel
Founded in 1911, this university now boasts more than 14,500 students. The campus also serves as a U.S. Olympic training site for several sports, including weightlifting, bobsled and skeleton.

ETSU Natural History Museum and Gray Fossil Site

6.29 mi / 10.13 km from the hotel
With a collection of more than 14,000 specimens, this museum's latest discovery was in 2015, when researches unearthed the giant mastodont at the Gray Fossil Site.

Hands On Regional Museum

6.89 mi / 11.09 km from the hotel
From creative workshops to interactive exhibits, this museum offers options to entertain and educate the whole family.

International Storytelling Center

0.33 mi / 0.53 km from the hotel
Visit the world's only non-profit organization completely dedicated to storytelling. This center hosts storytellers from across the globe as well as monthly performances by the Jonesborough Yarn Exchange.

Jonesborough GhostWalk

0.1 mi / 0.16 km from the hotel
Take a ghost tour through the dark streets and pre-Civil War buildings of Tennessee's oldest city.