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    Visit Jack Daniel's Grave

    by TravellerMel Written Aug 31, 2010
    Jack Daniel's Grave

    The story goes, Mr. Jack arrived early to work one day. He tried to retrieve some papers from his office safe, but couldn't remember the combination. In frustration he kicked the safe, which caused him to have a broken toe. An infection set in, which ultimately killed him...

    After seeing the infamous safe on the distillery tour, go check out Jack Daniel's final resting place. Coming from the Lynchburg town square, go straight through the town's only light. Turn left on Church street and go straight until you enter the cemetery. Turn right on the 3rd driveway; he is located on the left just before the first intersection.

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    Lynchburg Downtown Square

    by TravellerMel Written Aug 31, 2010
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    Old-timey town square, the focal point being a 100-year-old courthouse and bordered with restaurants and shops, you need to come here just to see. Most of the shops have the same type of stock (Jack Daniels t-shirts, charcoal briquettes, other JD merchandise) and the prices vary, although not by much. Several photo ops (see below). It was a pleasant way to spend the afternoon after the distillery tour.

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    Jack Daniel's Distillery Tour - FREE

    by TravellerMel Written Aug 31, 2010

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    Founded in 1866, this is the oldest registered distillery in the United States and is on the National Register of Historic Places. An active distillery - take the free tour, learn the history, and see how Jack Daniel's whiskey is made. I love factory tours, and this is a good one. The tours leave regularly (about every 15-20 minutes when we were there), and while you wait there is a mini-museum with artifacts and photos.

    Lynchburg is in a dry county, so there are no free samples at the end of the tour - but you do get free lemonade or iced tea! You can purchase "commemorative" bottles of JD at the gift shop, and it is the only place in the county you can do so - remember, dry county.

    NOTE: be sure to save your tour ticket, as you can redeem it in the town square for a FREE shot glass with $10 purchase.

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    Jack Daniels

    by Bullabong Written Jun 21, 2004

    The Jack Daniels distillery tour is great fun and really interesting. Even if it is not your tipple, I would recommend the tour. The town of Lynchburg is worth a visit too, very quaint. A word of note though, although Jack Daniels is made here, you will not be able to buy or drink it here as it is a 'dry state'!!!

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    Liquor Production in a Dry County! Jack Daniels

    by aussiedoug Updated Jan 27, 2004

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    Jack Daniel Distillery in Lynchburg, Tennessee is said to be the oldest registered in the whole of the U.S.A. (put your best southern accent on when saying that!).

    We, along with our fellow visitors (1 Georgia native & 3 New Jersey natives) did the guided tour which took us through all the steps there are in the prodcution of sour mash Tennessee whiskey.

    What was amazing was that not only could we Aussies barely understand the tour guide, but also the 4 abovementiond Americans had a great deal of difficulty understanding his accent it was that thick.

    It was very interesting all the same and something I'd recommend doing if you find yourself in this neck of the woods at all. In fact I'd suggest

    The tour runs all days except; Thanksgiving, Christmas eve day & Christmas Day, New Years eve day & New Year's Day. Tours run from 9.00 a.m. ti 4.30 p.m.

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    Jack Daniel's Distillery

    by Paulie_D Updated Jul 21, 2003

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    You have to take the distillery tour. You are shown around by people who actually worked in the distillery and make the product (not professional tour guides).

    While it can take a few minutes to get past the accent (I'm from London, we don't have accents, everybody else does), it's well worth it.

    As has been mentioned elsewhere, Lynchburg is in a dry county. That means that you cannot buy the drink there, even at the distillery.

    When I visited a few years back, the distillery was celebrating a major anniversary and had obtained special permission to sell a 'special issue' bottle for that year only.

    I think you can still buy the (empty) decanters

    Tour hours are: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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    We're open every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve day, Christmas, New Year's Eve day and New Year's Day. Tours last about an hour and fifteen minutes and start every fifteen minutes or so.

    Due to Tennessee law, the White Rabbit Bottle Shop is closed on Sundays. It is also closed on the days the distillery is closed to visitors, as well as on certain holidays like the Fourth of July and Labor Day.

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    The Moore County Jail

    by 10eke Written Oct 4, 2002

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    A visit to Lynchburg, would not be complete without touring the Moore County Jail. The tour is free, although the Historical Society thankfully accepts donations to help maintain the aged building. Once inside, you will not only see the various memorabilia from years gone by, but you may hear some of the stories and legends to go with them.

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    Jack Daniels distillery

    by 10eke Written Oct 4, 2002

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    A steady drip of whiskey seeps slowly through 10 feet of crushed maple charcoal, pooling at the bottom of a vat before being barreled, aged, and bottled into Tennessee's most recognized product

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