Stay, Eat, Shop and Play in Jackson County, TN

Jackson County, Tennessee might not be the first vacation spot that comes to mind when planning your vacation. Allow a local to tell you about this family-friendly area, why you need to visit and what your trip agenda should include. Jackson County is filled with beautiful diverse landscapes, no matter the season. You’ll find something for everyone; the area has something for every interest. You’ll find an area with lakes, music venues, state parks, museums, local artisans, unique shopping, and the food from gourmet to country cooking.

Historic Granville

Begin your vacation in Historic Granville, a quaint little town located on the Cumberland River in the Southwest corner of Jackson County. Make this your home base, the friendly locals will help you plan excursions. The town has earned the name of Historic Granville: Tennessee’s Mayberry Town because of the simpler life, the slower pace, the quieter pleasures of small-town America. The Andy Griffith Show wasn't really about a time or era but was more about a 'feel of an earlier time'. The local buildings, museums, and artifacts in Granville provide that same 'feel of an earlier time'.

Things To Do in Granville

T.B. Sutton General Store T.B. Sutton General Store stands in the center of Historic Granville. This 1880’s country store has been recognized by Country Living Magazine and Southern Living Magazine as one of the most charming country stores to visit. Museum-quality furnishings and memorabilia are on display and unique items are for sale. The Granville Artisans Gallery, on the second floor, features unique one-of-a-kind locally made items for sale. Breakfast and lunch are available. Come hungry, we have wonderful country cooking, homemade desserts, sandwich and ice cream treats.

Granville Museum This general museum contains a pictorial history with photographs and artifacts that tell the story of life in a small rural riverboat town, a farming community, a ghost town, and a historic destination. The textile section, military room, one room school classroom, and exhibits in the exhibition room contains something of interest for everyone of all ages.

Farm to Table Museum "Step back in time" in this family friendly museum and develop an appreciation for the role agriculture played in our history, as well as an appreciation for the labor-intensive "Farm to Table" process.

Granville Barber Shop and Post Office Museum View the small spaces of a simpler life.

The Mayberry and I Love Lucy Museum This museum preserves the legacy of these two popular television sitcoms and showcases the impact of the shows. Unique items displayed in a professional manner.