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Historic Downtown Dandridge

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Founded in 1783, Dandridge, TN, named after Martha Dandridge Washington, the First U.S. President's wife,  is the state's second oldest town.  When the Tennessee Valley Authority started construction of the Douglas Dam in the 1942, a group of Citizens went to Washington, DC, and lobbied for a stone and earth dike to keep the rising waters from flooding the town.

The downtown is a registered National Historic District that has boutiques, antique shops and restaurants.  Make sure to stop by the 1820 coach house that is now the town's Visitor Center to pick up a a self-guided walking tour map that features 21 sites of historic interest downtown as well as 17 sites that are just a short drive away.

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Pick up a self guided tour brochure at the Visitors' Center.
The Tinsley Bible Drug Store, est. 1911
Tinsley Bible Drug Store, home to the famous Bible Burger and Milkshake
Stay at the Historic Shepard Inn, located on Main Street
Visit the Historic Jefferson County Courthouse Museum on Main Street
Stop in at the historic Dandridge Visitors Center
Discover unique items at our shops and boutiques
Historic Downtown Dandridge


137 E. Main Street
Dandridge, TN 37725


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