Welcome to Historic Northeast Tennessee

From the smell of rhododendrons on Roan Mountain to the smell of burning rubber on Bristol Motor Speedway, you know you’re in for an adventure in Tennessee’s Historic Northeast! Start your journey in Johnson City at the Rocky Mount Living History Museum. Travel back to the 18th-century at this living history open-air village. Keep traveling back in time at the Gray Fossil Site in the town of Gray, home to a fascinating fossil collection and one of the most complete skeletons of teleoceras, an ancient rhinoceros. Then, travel back to this century for the National Storytelling Center and Festival in Jonesborough. This annual celebration honors the power of storytelling though guest storytellers. They don’t call Historic Northeast Tennessee historic for nothing!


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