Town of Historic Granville, Tennessee

Town of
Historic Granville, Tennessee

Granville Museum
169 Clover Street • Granville, TN 38564
Come see why people from all over the south visit the Sutton General Store, Granville Museum, Antique Car Museum, Sutton House,
and antique shops! On the waterfront just an hour outside Nashville — Historic Granville, TN — a place you’ll want to call home.

OPEN Wed - Fri 10AM-3PM, Sat 10AM-5PM
Sutton Homestead Open Wed – Fri 12-3 PM, Sat 12-5 PM


The 20th Annual Granville Heritage Day on May 26th will have the annual Uncle Jimmy Thompson Bluegrass Festival  as one of the featured events of the day.  The

Bluegrass Festival will be a full day of bluegrass competition as well as bluegrass bands performing.  The festival will be at the Pruett Stage featuring the following:

10:00 a.m. Bilbreys, 11:00 a.m. Evermean Evergreen Cloggers, 11:30 Jolly String Quartet, 12:30 Honoring of Marty & Charmine Lanham.  At 1:00 p.m. will be the Uncle

Jimmy Thompson Grand Champion Fiddle Competition.  Registration for the competition will be from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. with entry fee of $5.00.  The prize money

for winners will be $225.00 for first, $175.00 for second and $125.00 for third with the winner performing center stage at the Birthplace of Bluegrass Music during

Springer Mountain Farms Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman Show on June 21, 2018 with Dailey and Vincent.  For more information on the competition visit

Following competition the following will perform at  2:30 p.m. Evermean Evergreen Cloggers, 3:00 Jolly String Quartet, 4:00 p.m. Ida Clare Bluegrass Band.

The festival is honored to have the opportunity to honor Marty and Charmaine Lanham.  Marty has been involved in almost every aspect of bluegrass music in

Tennessee for the past 45 years.  He co-founded with his wife Charmaine the Station Inn in Nashville in 1974, the longest running bluegrass venue in the world.  His career includes banjo

player in Wilma Lee Cooper’s Clinch Mountain Clan. Charmaine was Executive Director and co-founder of the Nashville Bluegrass Music Association.  She produced

the first bluegrass concert at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center.  She has been playing guitar in bluegrass bands since 1974.  Marty and Charmaine have performed

with his band at the Dixie Café in Byrdstown since introducing bluegrass music there in 2004.

The Bluegrass Festival is sponsored by Bates Ford of Lebanon, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Wildwood Resort & Marina Granville and Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman.   The bluegrass festival chairman is Jimmy Bilbrey and you can contact him at 931-510-7770.  The weekly Sutton Ole Time Music Bluegrass Dinner Show will occur on

May 26th featuring Ida Clare Bluegrass Band performing.  Reservations are available by calling 931-653-4151.
Log Canoe TN State Museum

This dugout canoe, one of only two known to exist in Tennessee, was pulled from the Cumberland River at Holleman's Bend, near present day Granville in Jackson County, in the late 1700's.

Made from a single yellow poplar tree harvested on near by Canoe Hill, it remained in the same family and was preserved by using it as a feeding trough for farm animals.

Acquired through a purchase donation from John Sisk and Dennis Burgess, 1991.

Granville 2018 cemetery decoration

Lucy and Dezi
20th Granville Heritage Day May 26th entitled "Flashback to the
Fifties:  Cruising, Singing, Dancing" featuring "I love Lucy"

The 20th Annual Granville Heritage Day on May 26th will be a grand Celebration of 1950’s as Historic Granville focuses on 1950’s during 2018.  The festival

has become one of Tennessee’s largest each year will again host a 57 class Antique Car Show on the banks of the Cordell Hull Lake, Antique Tractor Show

and the Uncle Jimmy Thompson Grand Champion Fiddle Contest.  Granville is currently hosting a large I Love Lucy Exhibit during 2018 which is a 30 year

collection of Richard & Linda Cox of Sparta.  Pictured are scarecrows of Lucy and Ricky that have just been created by Cynthia Matthews of Granville

to introduce the I Love Lucy Exhibit at Sutton Store, Granville Museum and Sutton Homestead Historic Home tour Strolling Through the 1950’s. 

This annual festival we will featuring a full day of bluegrass music, children rides, petting zoo, children’s entertainment, parade, craft booths,

great food, and much more.  New features to this years festival will be tours of historic buildings which will include Granville Mercantile building

which is currently being restored, Granville Presbyterian Church Building and Dr. L. M. Freeman office building.  A new event will be the recreation

Of Dr. Freeman Day July 24, 1955 at the Dr. Freeman Office.  Granville will honor the memory of Dr. Freeman as well as all the babies that he

Delivered in his long practice time in Granville.  If Dr. Freeman delivered you please call 931-653-4511 as a list is being developed and you are

asked to be at ceremony at 1:00 p.m. and be part of the Dr. Freeman parade at 2:00 p.m. on May 26th.  Granville is also hosting till June 1st

“Reading Appalachia: Voices from Children’s Literature” traveling exhibit from East Tennessee History Museum, Knoxville at the Granville

Museum.   For more information call 931-653-4151 or

Granville 2018 wedding ad75532

Donate Online

Donate online through the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee or become a Friend of the Granville Museum.

Shop AmazonSmile

Shop with AmazonSmile and benefit the Granville Museum.

Tennessee Vacation

© 2015 - 2019 • All Rights Reserved • Website Design by Visionary Design Group