The Inn and other buildings are open to the public free of charge Saturdays and Sundays, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m., May through October, with the last tour beginning at 3:30. Knowledgeable guides tell the many stories of King’s Boatyard and the Netherland family. Paid group tours are available weekdays by appointment, and special events occur throughout the year.
Netherland Inn Opening Day – May 6, 2017
After a long, cold winter, the 213 year-old Netherland Inn will once again open its doors on May 6, for the 2017 season with tours of the historic Inn and Pioneer Transportation Museum. Hours are 10am-4 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted.
Built in the early 1800’s, Netherland Inn is the only nationally registered historic site to have served as both a boat yard and a stagecoach stop. It is considered a Gateway to the West and is the birthplace of the City of Kingsport. In its years as a stagecoach stop, the Inn has hosted such notable guests as Presidents Andrew Jackson, Andrew Johnson, and James K. Polk.
Netherland Inn is located at 2144 Netherland Inn Road, Kingsport. Parking is available behind the Inn and on Lilac Street just off Netherland Inn Rd. For more information please call 246-1104, 245-5549, or 948-0361.
2017 Events at the Netherland Inn
Opening Day – May 6th
Tea at the Inn – May 12 & 13, (12 noon-2 p.m.)
Wine & Cheese Party – June 17, (7-9 p.m.)
Fun Fest Open House – July 15, (12 noon-4 p.m.)
Lo’ Country Boil – August 12, (6-10 p.m.)
Junk & Treasures Sale – September 15 & 16, (10 a.m.-4 p.m.)
1818 Christmas at the Inn – December 8-9, (6-8 p.m), Dec 10th (2-4 p.m.)