History is All Around Us

100 year old photos shown to guests by Prospect Hill innkeeper Robert Hotchkiss

Guests examine 100-year-old photos of Wagner  House  (the inn)

  • Prospect Hill, located in the far northeast corner of Tennessee, was first settled in the 1790s, and is rich with history.
  • Johnson County Museum in the Johnson County-Mountain City Welcome Center,   Hwy 421, Mountain City, TN  423-727-5800
  • Butler Museum – 123 Selma Curtis Rd., Butler, TN  423-768-3880 – Artifacts from the town “drowned” by nearby Watauga Lake in 1948.
  • Historic Jonesborough (Tennessee’s oldest town) -shops, history, storytelling, great lunches and dinners. About 1 hour 20 min. away.
  • Grey Fossil Site – One of the most important fossil finds in North America–just one hour away. Open daily. Be sure to pay the extra fee to go look in the dig site and actually touch some of the finds.
  • Small church frescoes, –  Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Jefferson NC, , St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, West Jefferson, NC, about 50 minutes away (scenic drive).
  • Revolutionary War history – Sycamore Shoals Fort and historic site.
  • State of Franklin governor’s house at Rocky Mount.
  • Watauga Lake & Dam, a Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) lake. See link to boating information in the drop down menu above.
  • Quilt Trail
Marina on Watauga Lake by Dennis Shekinah

Marina on Watauga Lake with view all the way to North Carolina