One hour east of Nashville on the banks of the Cumberland River, you’ll find a hidden gem called Historic Granville. Stroll the streets lined with storybook buildings, experience a slower pace, a simpler time and understand why this community is known as Tennessee’s Mayberry Town.
A unique feature that continues the legacy of Tennessee, the Volunteer State, this town is operated by approximately 200 volunteers. We are open Wednesday through Saturday. Visit our website at www.granvilletn.com for more details regarding our hours of operation. Once you arrive for your visit, proceed to the 1880s T.B. Sutton General Store and purchase a town tour ticket which gives you access to the following historic buildings and museums: Clemons Car Museum, Southern Shops of Granville, Whistle Stop Saloon, Granville Whiskey Decanter Museum (world's largest collection of limited edition decanters), Mayberry and I love Lucy Museum, Bank Museum, Post Office Museum, Historic Granville Museum, Farm to Table Museum, 1880's Sutton Homestead guided house tour, Pioneer Village with antique car museum, 1800's log cabin, arts and craft building, vintage farm equipment and tools, barn, cottage garden and Tennessee Quilt and Textile Museum. Take a break during your visit and have lunch at the T.B. Sutton General Store anytime between 11AM and 2PM or come in and cool off with a scoop of ice cream. While in the store make sure to go upstairs and visit the Artisans' Gallery featuring the works of local Artisans who demonstrate in Pioneer Village.
The two-story country store’s unique style features a balcony with many of the products the store offered for sale during its 90 years of service. The original building has much of the same interior fixtures it had at the turn of the 20th century, allowing the visitor a true general store experience. Furnishings and memorabilia are on display, unique gifts and merchandise are for sale. The store was added to National Register of Historic Places in 2019. Stepping back in time will be fun, interesting and educational.
Every Saturday night from our famous corner stage you will enjoy the Sutton Ole Time Music Hour, featured on Tennessee's Music Pathway. Reservations may be purchased online by visiting our website or by calling the T.B. Sutton Store at 931-653-4151.
Historic Granville is more than a location, it is a destination. In addition to the historic sights and museums, come out and enjoy the natural beauty of our surrounding area, as we are located on the Cumberland River/Cordell Hull Lake with nearby marina, campgrounds, and water sports. Enjoy a picnic at Veterans Park, hike the Periwinkle Trail, go horseback riding at the nearby Corp of Engineers Horse Trail or visit the beautiful water falls at Cummins Falls and that's just to name a few. Come spend the day or weekend with us and experience all that Historic Granville located in Jackson County Tennessee has to offer.
Each Saturday you can join us for a family-style dinner
and a live radio-broadcast bluegrass music performance.
For the most up-to-date hours and information, please contact Historic Granville , Tennessee's Mayberry Town directly.