Located in the middle of downtown Boone, the Jones House was built in 1908 as a family home by Dr. John Walter Jones. Jones was one of the first physicians in the area and this family home was the location of his first office. Dr. Jones' wife, Mattie, was the daughter of Manly Blackburn, a prominent Boone merchant. Their daughter, Mazie, later inherited the home and, in 1983, sold it to the Town of Boone to be used only as a cultural and community center. The house is now home to the Mazie Jones Gallery, a rotating art gallery named in memory of Mazie. Upstairs, two permanent galleries house exhibits on the history of Boone and the Jones House.
The Town of Boone Cultural Resources Department is located at the Jones House and hosts a variety of cultural events, including Doc Watson Day (June), a summer Friday concert series, an indoor concert series (fall through spring), Thursday night music jam sessions open to the general public, as well as the Boone Junior Appalachian Musicians (JAM) children's music and dance instruction program.
The Jones House offers event space for rent. An inquiry form is available on the Jones House website.