Lawrenceburg was once home to David Crockett, who served as justice of the peace, a colonel of the militia and state representative. A prominent bronze statue of the colorful hero stands on the public square, and is a remembrance that he gave this city its charter. Get a sense of the pioneer at David Crockett Cherokee Museum, and visit a replica of his office.
Shop for antiques and gifts as well as sightsee in the town square, which dates to 1836. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Lawrenceburg’s 1950s art deco Crockett Theater is one of the few theaters from this era operating in the U.S. Dine and shop along Main Street.
Step back in time by visiting the Lawrenceburg Old Jail Museum, which was built in 1839 and is now the museum for the historical society. Visit the Mexican War Monument, which saved the local courthouse during the Civil War. In November 1862, Union troops scattered Confederate defenders, hoping to rescue captured Federal soldiers and sympathizers held in the jail. Local citizens pled with authorities to save the courthouse from the Union’s plan to burn it, explaining its proximity to a Mexican War memorial.
Lawrenceburg is the birthplace of southern gospel music and home of the well-known James D. Vaughan School of Music and Museum. The Quartet Festival, sponsored by Lawrenceburg’s MainStreet organization, is held annually in the Crockett Theater and attracts visitors from across the South.
Lawrence County offers a wealth of activities along the Natchez Trace Parkway and in Amish Country, where you can shop for homemade preserves, furniture and handmade textiles. Outdoors enthusiasts can pursue hunting, fishing, canoeing, birdwatching, cycling, golf, camping and four-wheeling.
Take advantage of the natural beauty of David Crockett State Park with more than six miles of hiking trails overlooking Shoal Creek and Crockett Falls, limestone bluffs, wildlife and forests. Swimming and camping are popular here. Stay in a modern, LEED-certified vacation cabin, or camp at your choice of sites. The park’s restaurant overlooks 40-acre Lindsey Lake.
Browse the shops, stop for afternoon lunch or enjoy the historic charm of downtown Lawrenceburg. Take advantage of outdoor activities at David Crockett State Park.