Antiquing. It’s more than a hobby. It’s a lifestyle.  

Well maybe it’s not that serious, but with all the awesome antique shops in East Tennessee, it’s easy to get a little overexcited. The Jefferson County Antique Trail will be your guide to the best antique shops in the Lakeside of the Smokies. The thrill of a good find, the rich history, the unique items, and the memories made along the way—antique shopping is a great hobby, a fun activity, and a great way to explore a new area.  

If you’re looking for things to do when you visit the Smoky Mountains or planning a vacation in the Lakeside of the Smokies, you should consider adding antique shopping to your itinerary. If you’re from East Tennessee and you’re interested in antiques, this article is for you too! Antique shopping in the Lakeside of the Smokies is a great way to relax after a long day of hiking or hanging out on Douglas or Cherokee Lake. In addition to the obvious reason for antiquing—shopping for cool souvenirs, vintage furniture, collectibles and historic artifacts–antiquing takes tourists (and locals) off the beaten path. Visiting antique shops introduces people to the little towns, hidden gems, people and history that make East TN great!  

Alright, without further ado, let’s go antiquing! This Jefferson County antique trail is made up of 6 stops across Dandridge, White Pine, and Jefferson City. Just a quick drive from each other and a short trip from Knoxville, Pigeon Forge, and Gatlinburg, these antique shops guarantee great finds and great times! 

Dandridge, TN Antiques

Where better to begin our Antique trail than the oldest city in East Tennessee and the second oldest city in Tennessee—Dandridge. Dandridge, TN was named after George Washington’s wife, Martha Dandridge Washington. With a rich history that includes conflict between settlers and the Native Americans, civil war events, and the construction of Douglas Dam by the Tennessee Valley Authority, it’s a must-stop for history buffs as well as antique shoppers.  

Historic downtown Dandridge is an adorable snapshot of small-town USA and a great place to walk around and explore between visits to the antique shops. Let’s discuss the antique shops in Dandridge, TN that you won’t want to miss. 

White Swan Antiques at Roper Mansion

Roper mansion was built in 1820 by colonel John Roper as a gift to his daughter. Over the years Roper mansion has served many purposes, seen a lot of history, and changed ownership several times. This 200-year-old property is still a landmark in the community, and rumor has it, it may be haunted.  

If the ghosts are real, they now live in the Shoppes at Roper Mansion, and we bet they spend most of their time at White Swan Antiques. Full of cool old items with histories of their own, White Swan Antiques is one of several interesting little shops inside this historic mansion. Grandfather clocks, vintage furniture, antique Christmas decorations, and more fill this little shop and give visitors the chance to take something as old and beautiful as Roper Mansion home with them. 

White Swan Antiques 
218 W Main St., Dandridge, TN 

Southern Treasures Shoppes & Flea Market

Vendors from all over East Tennessee and the South come to Southern Treasures Shoppes & Flea Market to sell all sorts of things! Classic toys, vintage jewelry, historic artifacts, vintage boots—we could keep listing items forever, but we will just let you go and see for yourself. With different vendors bringing new things all the time, no trip to the Southern Treasures Shoppe & Flea Market is ever the same. Aside from antiques, you’ll find local honey, farm fresh eggs, handmade crafts, and crazy bargains on everyday items. It really is like a treasure hunt! 

Southern Treasures Shoppes & Flea Market 
428 TN-92, Dandridge, TN 37725 

Jefferson City Antiques

A short, scenic drive from Dandridge, you’ll find Jefferson City. A quaint town with an interesting history, including the Battle of Mossy Creek. Jefferson City is home to Carson Newman University, miles of beautiful shoreline (Cherokee Lake), and a lively antique scene. Let’s talk about our favorite antique shops in Jefferson City. 

Patriot Resale & Collectibles

Vintage signs, collectible action figures, valuable coins, antique furniture, glassware, estate jewelry, autographed ComiCon items, and vintage décor fill the booths and shelves of Patriot Resale & Collectibles. Unique, rare, and interesting items are their specialty, and the selection won’t disappoint. If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind gift, something to add vintage flare to your home, on the hunt for a collector’s item, or simply want to take a walk through history, Patriot Resale & Collectibles is the place to go.   

Patriot Resale & Collectibles 
1015 E Highway 11E, Jefferson City, TN 37760 

Mossy Creek Mercantile

Once known as Farmhouse Antiques, the Mossy Creek Mercantile has been a staple in the Jefferson City Community for nearly 20 years! Not only do they have tons of antique vendors and booths, but they also feature locally made goods and food items. Everyone knows nothing makes you hungrier than shopping. Moon’s Cafe, located within the Mercantile, has made-to-order sandwiches and specialty coffee drinks to keep you fueled up! 

Mossy Creek Mercantile 
839 East Broadway Blvd, Jefferson City, TN, 37760 

White Pine Antiques

Just down the road from Jefferson City, you’ll find White Pine, an adorable town tucked in the rolling hills and towering trees of East Tennessee. White Pine, TN is the smallest of the three towns on our Jefferson County Antique Trail but should not be overlooked. This little town has an impressive antique scene. 

DJ’s Antiques

When you walk through the doors of DJ’s Antiques, you’ll see beautiful antique China cabinets and armoires full of intricate pottery, unique knick-knacks, fine China, and vintage glassware. Their curious collection of oldies but goodies includes antique light fixtures, post cards, and old school electronics. DJ’s Antiques has a large selection of antique furniture for incredibly low prices—well-built items that have withstood the test of time and items that need a little bit of TLC to be restored to their former glory or flipped into something new! 

DJ’s Antiques 
218 Hwy 25E-32, White Pine, TN 37890 

This Old House Resale Market

Aptly named, This Old House Resale Market is a vintage marketplace located inside an old house in White Pine. With over 30 vendors selling antiques, crafts, sports memorabilia, furniture, and more there’s lots to see, interesting people to talk to, and incredible things to be found! From vintage coke machines to matchbox cars and seasonal décor, something new will catch your eye every time you visit This Old House.  

This Old House Resale Market 
1414 Railroad Street, White Pine, TN 37890 

Volunteer Creek Antiques, Resale, & Collectibles

Volunteer Creek Antiques, Resale, & Collectibles has it all-antique furniture in a wide variety of styles, unique (and sometimes bizarre) items like celebrity cutouts and horse drawn carriages, and a plethora of vintage collectibles waiting to be snatched up. Bring an heir of sophistication to your home with a towering antique armoire, get ready like they did in the good ole days with a vintage vanity, or add an eclectic touch to your space with interesting art or vintage advertisements. Whatever you’re looking for, or if you’re looking for nothing at all, odds are you’ll find it at Volunteer Creek. 

Volunteer Creek Antiques, Resale, & Collectibles 
1724 State Street, White Pine, TN 37890 

Enjoy Great Finds and Good Times in the Lakeside of the Smokies

There’s plenty of treasure to be found on the Jefferson County Antique Trail! In fact, the Lakeside of the Smokies is a treasure in and of itself. Nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, The Lakeside of the Smokies offers incredible mountain views, two gorgeous lakes, adorable towns, great food, nice people, lovely accommodations, and of course, great antique shops. Plan your visit to the Lakeside of the Smokies to experience it all!