Where in the world is Granville? You’ve been hearing about this quaint little town located on the banks of the Cumberland River and you decide to make a day trip. Let us help you plan a perfect day!
Arrive about 10AM and go to TB Sutton General Store
Meet the friendly staff, learn about the town, purchase a town tour ticket and choose your time to tour Sutton Homestead. Enjoy a cup of coffee or a glass of sweet tea.
Enjoy the two-story country store with museum-quality furnishings and memorabilia, shop for unique locally handmade items, and step back in time as you browse the shelves. Built-in 1800's, this country store has continuously served the families of the area. In 2017, Country Living Magazine listed this store as one of the thirteen most charming country stores. Southern Living Magazine recommended T.B. Sutton General Store as the number one store to visit during the summer of 2018.
Visit Granville Whiskey Decanter Museum
Historic Granville - Tennessee Mayberry Town has a history dating back to the early 1900’s of famous whiskey makers connected to the small riverboat town. With the recent donation of approximately 2,000 Jim Beam Whiskey Decanters by Charles Barrett of Watertown, we’re not talking about quart jars and moonshine. These Jim Beam decanters were produced in fifteen categories, this place looks like an art museum.
Mayberry and I Love Lucy Museum
The Mayberry-I Love Lucy Museum will bring a smile to your face as you recall random memories Andy Taylor's voice of commonsense and I Love Lucy's power of laughter. The mission of this museum is to preserve rare and unusual artifacts that tell the story of a simpler time.
Southern Shops of Granville
The Southern Shops of Granville offers unique shopping opportunities. You can find vintage glassware, Christmas ornaments, home décor, garden art, and Mayberry and I Love Lucy souvenirs.
Whistle Stop Saloon
Step in the saloon and see Diamond Lil and a couple riverboat gamblers, learn about a famous moonshiner, and view a still.
Clemons Car Museum
The Clemons Car Museum houses a collection of 1950’s and 60’s automobiles.
Granville Barber Shop and Post Office Museum. Marvel at the size of the Granville Post Office and Barber Shop. You will learn about the singing barber.
Granville Gift Shop
This small boutique offers the latest in fashion and at box store prices. You’ll be amazed at the variety of accessories!
Sutton General Store for Lunch
Sutton Store serves lunch 11AM-2PM Wednesday through Saturday, you may choose between a plate lunch with homemade desserts, beans, greens, and cornbread, or a variety of sandwiches.
The main room of the museum showcases a pictorial history of life in a small farming community, tells the story of the founding of Granville, which has exhibits featuring businesses and churches. Photographs and artifacts are displayed highlighting the Granville story of the years of steamboat travel on the Cumberland River, the role of farming in this area, and many photographs of families from the area. The military room provides a glimpse into the military history of Granville area residents. Artifacts and uniforms donated by families are displayed. Be sure to visit the textile room, view the genealogy resources available, go upstairs to a one room classroom, and enjoy the exhibits in the exhibition room. Sit and enjoy the two-video productions. A docent is available to answer questions about the community and serve as a guide for the museum.
Farm to Table Museum
The "Farm to Your Table" Agriculture Museum exhibits demonstrate the importance of agriculture in our lives and in the lives of those who lived in this area. The story of dairies in Middle Tennessee beginning with one cow and one farmer, showcases a 1943 milk delivery truck originally operated by Ezell Dairy and later used by Purity Dairy. Additional "Farm to Table" exhibits include the story of the role of "Eggs and Chickens" in the life of a farm family and the complete story of raising pigs and "Processing the Pork" for the purpose of providing food for the family. Both exhibits include related artifacts. On display in the center of the museum is a horse-drawn carriage used to transport a casket to the place of burial. This hearse was used by Dowell Funeral Home in Granville, as well as Bass Funeral Home in Gordonsville and Carthage.
Sutton Homestead Historic Home
A storytelling guide will take you through this 1880’s historic home. The décor and stories change several times each year.
Step back in time in the barns and out-building as you view antique tools and farming equipment. Antique Car Museum - These vintage cars are changed several times each year. You can also view the history of transportation. 1880’s Cabin - This 1880’s cabin is furnished as it would have been when a family called this home. Arts and Crafts Building - Beautiful works of art are on display from our talented local craftsmen.
At the end of the day, enjoy hand-dipped ice cream at Sutton General Store .