The Granville Museum, Inc.
was formed in 1999 to preserve the history of the riverboat town of Granville, Tennessee as well as preserve the historic Granville church of Christ building. The museum was formed by people of the community who had a strong interest in Granville. The incorporators of the Granville Museum were Joe Moore, Patsy Yates, Lloyd Clark, Suzanne Stafford, Jeanette Dalton, Eugene Duke and Randall Clemons. The museum opened on Memorial Day Weekend of 1999 with its first Heritage Day. The museum was able to have a great pictorial history of Granville due to a collection of photographs taken by Vincent B. "Moe" DeNardo. DeNardo was a World War II soldier who came to Granville during the Maneuvers and returned annually for the next 30 years capturing the history of Granville through the lens of his camera.
The Granville Museum has grown through the years with two additions to the building as well as expanded collections of Granville history which cover family history, businesses, churches, schools (both private and public), agriculture, Cumberland River, military, music, clothing, books, and numerous other special collections. The two additions allowed the museum to feature its military history, an old time school room displaying history of schools, and an Agricultural Museum displaying farm equipment.
It is $5.00 to tour the town which includes a guided tour of Sutton Homestead Historic Home, Pioneer Village, and the Car Museum. Self guided tours include the Granville Museum, Farm to Table Agriculture Museum, Daniel Barber Shop and Post Office Museum, Clemons Car Museum, Mayberry - I Love Lucy Museum, Granville Whiskey Decanter Museum, Whistle Stop Saloon and Ice Cream Museum. Purchase your town tour tickets at Sutton General Store, Southern Shops, Granville Museum, Sutton Homestead and Pioneer Village. Under age 6 is free.