Historic Netherland Inn, Hammond House and Allandale Mansion Tours

Historic Netherland Inn and Victorian Hammond House Tours

On Saturday, July 17, from Noon -4:00 p.m., tour the birthplace of Kingsport and the nation’s only historic registered site that served as a boatyard and stagecoach stop. Visited by past presidents Andrew Jackson, James K. Polk and Andrew Johnson, Netherland Inn (2144 Netherland Inn Rd.) has a history you will not want to miss.

Netherland Inn, 1948.

This FREE event offers a true feeling of how people lived and entertained in 1818. Also come for a FREE tour of the late-Victorian house located at 121 Shirley Street, near Netherland Inn on Saturday from 12:00 p.m- 4:00 p.m. The eight-room Hammond House is the only structure remaining in the Boatyard Historic District from the late nineteenth century that has retained its architectural integrity. Built with grace and elegance in 1893, the Hammond House is worthy of visiting.  There will be an oral history and tour of the house, and also refreshments and children’s activities. Participants will see Victorian-era antique furnishings.

The event is sponsored by Netherland Inn/Exchange Place Association. For more information, contact Evelyn Helton at 246-9205- Hammond House or Linda Freeman at 384-0135-Netherland Inn.

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Allandale Mansion Tours

Allandale Mansion will be open for free tours on Sunday, July 18 from 1:00 p.m. -5:00 p.m. Come enjoy a leisurely self-guided tour of the Allandale Mansion and grounds.

Allandale Mansion, located on Stone Drive, was built for Harvey Brooks and his wife Ruth Haire Brooks. The mansion was designed by local architect Allen Dryden, Sr. The photo was taken in 1955 by David Peirce.

This open house is sponsored by Allandale Mansion and Kingsport Parks and Recreation. This is a FREE event. Croquet at Allandale will also take place on Sunday, July 18 behind the Southwest barn at Allandale Mansion from 1:00 p.m. -5:00 p.m. For additional information, contact Dora Martin at 229-9422 or via email at doramartin@kingsporttn.gov.

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