Lynchburg Travel Guide

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Lynchburg Things to Do

  • Tour stop 4 – Charcoal Mellowing

    After visiting the outside portion of the campus – the rickyard, cave spring, and office - we were led into a series of buildings, beginning with Distillery #1. No cameras were allowed from here to the end of the tour since we would be in some of the actual production areas. The guide talked to us about the coopers – the men who make the wooden...

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  • Tour stop 3 – Mr. Jack’s office

    The small white building with a front porch next to the cave spring and bronze statue of Mr. Jack was his office. Inside the office is his desk and the safe. If the story is correct, Mr. Jack got angry one day because he couldn’t open the safe and he proceeded to kick the safe. The injury to his foot (this is a very sturdy safe!) became infected...

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  • Tour stop 2 – Limestone cave spring

    Jack Daniel’s sourmash whiskey is only made here in Lynchburg – the only place in the world. The limestone cave spring is where the fresh water comes from. Given that we see Old No. 7 everywhere we travel (just about every pub and bar has a bottle of Jack on the shelf), it was surprising how small the cave of water was. Obviously there must be...

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  • Tour stop 1 - Rickyard

    Once your tour begins, you get into a small bus/van and head uphill to the Rickyard. This is where they make the charcoal for the mellowing process. It was outside and there were stacks of wood waiting to be made into charcoal in the large burners nearby. And just in case of fire getting out of hand, an old fire truck was on-hand.After the...

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  • Jack Daniel's Visitor Center

    Our tour of the distillery began here. Even if you have no desire to go on the tour, you can still spend some time in the Visitor’s Center with all the historic displays. The actual building is newer than the other buildings on the JD campus, just built in 1999. But it has that southern charm with its long wide front porch, chairs to relax in, and...

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  • Visiting the distillery

    We drove to the Jack Daniel’s Distillery – the easiest way to get there – and parked at the Visitor’s Center. It was not hard to find since it is probably the biggest attraction in the small town of Lynchburg, which is the county seat of the smallest country (Moore) in Tennessee.Tours run pretty regularly and we were here on a slow day so our group...

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  • Visit 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...

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  • Lynchburg Downtown Square

    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...

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  • Jack Daniel's Distillery Tour - FREE

    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...

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  • Jack Daniels

    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...

    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...

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  • Jack Daniel's Distillery

    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...

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Lynchburg Hotels

  • Lynchburg Country Inn

    423 Majors Blvd, Lynchburg, Tennessee, 37352, United States

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Business

Lynchburg Restaurants

  • Bakery & Bistro on the Square

    Nice coffee shop/bakery/bistro on the Historic Square in Lynchburg. I got a turkey croissant sandwich and fountain drink for under $7. They also have a variety of baked goods which looked scrumptious, as well as a wall of modestly priced local handicrafts and artwork. It was a nice break from a day of shopping & distillery-touring. :-)

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  • Little Diner on the Square

    Inexpensive diner on the downtown square. They offer a typical Southern "meat and three" in addition to their regular menu, which has burgers, hot dogs, sandwiches, etc. The daily meat + 3 was $6, and gives you a LOT of food. Diner was small, old, but clean and the waitress was friendly. I liked it, and would go back. I had the "Meat and three"...

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  • Delicious BBQ, with incredible...

    wonderful, wonderful, wonderful! We all four had something different & it was all great. RIBS of course

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Lynchburg Transportation

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    by Paulie_D Updated Jul 21, 2003

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    From Nashville

    Take Interstate 24 East toward Chattanooga to Exit 81A (Murfreesboro/Shelbyville exit).

    Turn right on Highway 231 and drive into Shelbyville. Turn left onto Highway 82 South & drive until it dead-ends into Highway 55. Turn right and go 1.5 miles into Lynchburg.

    From Chattanooga

    Take Interstate 24 West toward Nashville to Exit 111 (Manchester exit). Turn left on Highway 55 through Manchester and Tullahoma, then into Lynchburg.

    From Huntsville, Alabama

    Follow Highway 231 North to Fayetteville, pick up Route 64, and then take Highway 50 to Lynchburg.

    When you get there, the distillery is easy to spot. Drive through Lynchburg, and the entrance into the Visitor Center parking area is two blocks past the town's only stoplight, right off Highway 55 next to the Mulberry Creek Bridge.

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Lynchburg Local Customs

  • They're real people

    Lynchburg is not like Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia -- it's full of real people with real lives. Though Jack Daniel's Distillery makes it a "company town", many of those who don't work at the Distillery work in the aerospace field at nearby Arnold AFB or Huntsville AL's Army and NASA facilities. The guy in the bib overalls might really BE a...

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  • Dry County, but can buy beer singles??

    This really puzzled my friends and I. You can walk into the drug store & shops & buy a a single beer, but the catch..... you can't drink it in public!! That's right. You buy the single beer, then drink it in secret. How backward can you get! So, buy your single, pour it into a glass at a restaurant & all is good (at least that's what we did!

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Lynchburg Warnings and Dangers

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    by 10eke Written Oct 4, 2002

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    DON'T drink alcohol here ... Lynchburg sits in one of two dry counties in Tennessee, where the sale of alcoholic beverages is prohibited.
    'Whiskey, whiskey everywhere and not a drop to drink,' says Junior Donegan, a wisecracking tour guide who has worked at the plant for 20 years. 'Thank goodness it's a small county that doesn't take long to get out of.'

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