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.  Its history has been taken to another level with the recent donation of approximately 2,000 Jim Beam Whiskey Decanters by Charles Barrett of Watertown.  Charles and his late wife, Betty, began collecting bottles in 1979,


  Jim Beam Distillery began filling their whiskey into ornamental bottles in 1955 with the creation of a bowling pin and a porcelain ash tray. Because of the popularity, the decanters were produced in fifteen categories: Wheels, Clubs and Conventions, Casino, Centennial, Organizations Customer, Executive, Foreign, People, Opera, Political, Regal China, Sports, States, Trophy, Glass and the Collectors’ Edition.  You will find decanters from each category in Granville Whiskey Decanter Museum.  The company later purchased Regal China Company and manufactured the decanters till the 1990’s.


   The Granville Whiskey Decanter Museum opened on May 1, 2021 and is located on Clover Street beside the Mayberry - I Love Lucy Museum.


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Open: Wed–Sat, Year Round Beginning May 1, 2021. 

Hours: Wed-Fri 11:00 to 3:00 pm & Saturday 12:00 to 5:00 pm


The Granville Whiskey Decanter Museum is included in your $5.00 Town Tour Ticket.  You will have a Tour Guide for your tour of the Sutton Historic Homestead, Pioneer Village and Antique Car Museum..  A Docent will be available at the Granville Museum Museum and the Farm to Your Table Agriculture Museum.  Your visit to the Daniel Barber Shop, Post Office Museum, Clemons Car Museum, Mayberry - I Love Lucy Museum, Whistle Stop Saloon and Ice Cream Museum and the Whiskey Decanter Museum will be Self-Guided. Purchase your town tour tickets at Sutton General Store, . Under age 6 is free. 

For More Information about a Tour of Granville Call: (931) 653-4151

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