Tourist spots in Hamblen County

Posted on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 10:55 am

Davy Crockett Tavern Museum

Davy Crockett was an American hero. As a frontiersman, politician, and warrior, he won acclaim and a permanent place in the lore that forms the history of America. He may be best known as a martyr at the Alamo in Texas’ battle for independence.

Visitors can tour a reconstruction of the 1790s John Crockett Tavern, Davy Crockett’s boyhood home. The museum is home to artifacts from Crockett’s childhood and a number of items of historical significance from homes and buildings in Hamblen Countyand surrounding counties.

The Davy Crockett Tavern Museum is located at 2002 Morningside Drive in Morristown.

Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday (May to October).

For more information, visit www.discoveret.org/crockett/index.html or call 423-587-9900.

Gen. Longstreet Museum

During the winter of 1863-1864, Confederate Gen. James Longstreet made his headquarters in the Nenny family home in Russellville. The general selected this home because of its proximity to the railroad track and the main highway. A telegraph line was run to the house to help him maintain communication with Confederate headquarters inRichmond.

One of the rooms in the museum has been restored to what it might have looked like in Longstreet’s time. A recording of Morse code plays in the background.

The museum is located at 5915 E. Andrew Johnson Highwayin Russellville.

The museum is open from 1 to 5 p.m., Friday through Sunday.

For more information, visit www.longstreetmuseum.com/index.htm.

Nolichucky Vineyard

Sitting on 15 acres along the banks of the Nolichucky River, the Nolichucky Vineyard grows Riesling, Stuben, Traminette, Catawba and Muscadine grapes. The vineyard recently received a license to sell wine from the fruit grown at the vineyard. The wine will be available to sell to the general public under the vineyard’s own label.

In addition to eight acres of grapes, NolichuckyVineyard also hosts a number of events throughout the year.

NolichuckyVineyard is located at 6600 Fish Hatchery Road in Russellville.

For more information, visit www.nolichuckyvineyard.com or call 423-312-6755.

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