Lynchburg Travel Guide

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Lynchburg Things to Do

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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'!!!

  • 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...

  • 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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  • 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. :-)

  • 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"...

  • Delicious BBQ, with incredible...

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


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...

  • 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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