Lynchburg, Tennessee is a quaint little town filled with southern charm and world-renowned whiskey, Jack Daniel’s. Located southeast of Nashville, Tennessee, a non-stop trip will take approximately 1 hour and 31 minutes, following the I-24 route. If you’re ever nearby in Southern Middle Tennessee, take a detour and discover the beautiful place our family calls ‘home’!
Here are our top 10 favorite places in Lynchburg:
Jack Daniel’s Distillery
Sipped around the world but every drop is made right here in Lynchburg, Tennessee. Stop by the distillery to have one our guides tell you the story and guide you through the process of how each drop becomes a bottle. You’ll hear a few interesting facts about Jack, too! One of my personal favorite tour guides is Mr. Dusty! He’s full of information, stories, and always provides a bonus with his entertainment. Check out www.JackDaniels.com (You must be 18+!) to discover more about the tours, price, special events, and more!
Reader Question: Can you drink Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey at the distillery?
Answer: Yes! The distillery offers different tours with the option to try the Tennessee Whiskey. Age restrictions apply. Please check out the tour descriptions on the website.
Reader Question: Can you buy Jack Daniel’s Whiskey in Lynchburg?
Answer: At this time, you can only purchase souvenir bottles at the The White Rabbit Saloon located at the distillery.
If you take a bottle or two of Jack Daniel’s Whiskey home, check out some of my favorite recipes to try:
Miss Mary Bobo’s Boarding House Restaurant
Miss Mary Bobo’s Boarding House Restaurant offers a southern dining experience like no other! Since 1908, visitors from around the world have enjoyed the best home cooking in beautiful, downtown Lynchburg. Reservations are required; every guest is sure to enjoy a unique experience! For menu information, hours, or to make reservations, visit www.jackdaniels.com/en-us/Miss-Mary-Bobos-Restaurant (You must be 18+ to visit the site!)
You can also bring some of Miss Mary Bobo’s best recipes home to your kitchen to host a dinner like you’d receive on-site! Try the crispy fried chicken, meat loaf, country ham, or roast beef with fresh homemade rolls, vegetables, or cornbread!
Take a Pic in the Big Blue Chair!
The Big Blue Chair has been around Lynchburg since 2014. Created by Kevin Sanders and Tim Yannayon, this bright blue chair has become a fun way for people to remember their stop here. To avoid a controversy between TN and AL fans, rather than painting it orange or crimson, the chair was painted blue – in honor of our very own Moore County Raiders. Pictures submitted to our local Chamber of Commerce are shared on their Facebook page. People from all around the world are featured sitting in the Big Blue Chair! This picture of my boys was taken in 2015 – we are definitely due for a new one!
Lynchburg Old Jail Museum
The Lynchburg Old Jail Museum holds a special place in our family’s heart and history. My father-in-law served for a short time with our local law enforcement. During his time, he worked from this “old” location. Every few years, our family enjoys a tour (free — but they gladly accept donations!) to look at the artifacts held inside. Every time we visit, I discover new items I haven’t noticed before. My husband can tell his own stories about spending time in there with his dad and he can easily name most of the people you’ll see photos of on the walls. It was built in 1893 and remained in use until 1990. Be sure to add it to your list to visit!
Wine in a whiskey town? A little ironic but it works for us! With one of the largest tasting rooms in Tennessee, you can experience sweet or dry and everything in between. They’ve even hosted Paint Nights and Singer/Songwriter nights full of fun and talent! One of my favorite wins is their Blackberry. It’s seasonal, but well worth the wait every year. Visit the Lynchburg Winery website to learn more!
If your belly starts rumbling and begging for food during your visit, a stop at Barrelhouse BBQ is a must! Home to the Grilled Cheese on Crack, if you go away hungry, it’s your own fault! Chuck’s BBQ was featured on BBQ Pitmasters and once you get a taste, you’ll see why – it’s delicious! Our family enjoys a stop at the restaurant before Friday night football games. Each year since opening, Barrelhouse BBQ has received TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence. Learn more on their website www.barrelhousebbqtn.com.
Lynchburg Cake & Candy Company
If you love sweets, The Lynchburg Cake and Candy Co. will be a special treat! Mr. Bill Thomas and his wife took a 135+ year old family recipe and modified it to include a local taste of Jack Daniels Whiskey. Today, they offer several products include Jack Daniels such as pralines, whiskey balls, and more. Free tours are offered daily. Visit their website for more information or to place an order!
Lynchburg City Cemetery
This is another place within Lynchburg that holds a lot of memories for my husband. He helped his father, mother, and sisters mow in between the graves in this local cemetery. On the grounds, you’ll find Jack Daniel’s grave, along with a couple of chairs. While this isn’t necessarily a “tourist” stop, if you’re interested in history, you’ll get a feel for our community here. Please be respectful to the grounds if you choose to visit.
Lynchburg Hardware & General Store
If you’re in need of a memento from your visit to Lynchburg, a stop at the Lynchburg Hardware & General Store is a must. They carry authentic Jack Daniel’s Whiskey gear including drinkware, apparel, coffee, treats, and more. It’s a gorgeous shop that makes you feel like you’re transported in time when you get soaked into the decor.
Southern Perks Cafe & Bistro
Southern Perks Cafe & Bistro is a tasty stop right on the square in downtown Lynchburg. When I worked in town, our office would frequently order lunch and desserts for special events. Their own special selection of menu items is completely different from anything else you’ll find in town. The fresh selection of pastries and a piping hot cup of coffee are the perfect start to any visit in Lynchburg!
Over the years, our little town has added new businesses that we wanted to be sure and highlight here. We hope you’ll stop by and enjoy a few!