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The journey down to Lynchburg from Nashville is made by many from all over the world to learn about Jack Daniel, his hometown, and his world-famous whiskey. The road to Lynchburg is lined with beautiful countryside and glimpses of the rolling hills that make Tennessee beautiful. Tucked away, Lynchburg is a small town with  big character. Guests will notice while the Jack Daniel Distillery is definitely a focal point of Lynchburg, the spotlight is shared with the town square that is dotted with local shops and restaurants — showcasing Lynchburg’s Southern cuisine and hospitality.

Nashville to Lynchburg

Lynchburg is home to the world-famous Tennessee whiskey, it is also conveniently located within a few hours drive of Nashville. This excursion makes perfect sense for a day trip venturing out from the Nashville city center to enjoy the beautiful countryside that is Tennessee.

Transportation Options

The 1.5 hour drive from Nashville to Lynchurg is definitely an option to do on your own, it can be pricey or even an unavailable option with a ridesharing service. Mint Julep Experiences is the only dedicated tour company that transports guests along the Tennessee Whiskey Trail. With tours to Jack Daniel’s Distillery departing every day, it makes perfect sense to sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride with a local guide that is an expert on the history, heritage, and culture of the areas from Nashville to Lynchburg.

Where to Stay Overnight in Lynchburg

While mainstay accommodations are few and far between in Lynchburg, a quaint Bed and Breakfast called the Lynchburg Valley Inn is a wonderful option for guests who decide to rest their heads in the quiet, country town. The beautiful, historic home also has modern day amenities just minutes away from downtown Lynchburg. Rumor has it that Andrew Jackson even spent the night there on his way from Nashville to Louisiana to fight the Battle of New Orleans in 1814.

Where to Eat in Lynchburg

  • Breakfast – Southern Perks
  • Lunch – Barrel House BBQ, BBQ Caboose, Mary Bobo’s Boarding House
  • Dinner – Barrel House BBQ , BBQ Caboose

Interested In A Drink?

Historically a “dry” county where the sale of alcohol as prohibited, Moore county is now considered “moist” where beer and wine are able to be sold in the town square at various restaurants.

Nashville to Lynchburg Tours

Mint Julep Experiences: Jack Daniel’s Hometown Experience

  • Full-day tour and transportation from Nashville to Lynchburg
  • Jack Daniel’s Distillery tour with tasting
  • Lunch at local Lynchburg restaurant
  • Time to explore the historic square and town of Lynchburg
  • An exclusive salute to Jack Daniel at his gravesite located in the Lynchburg City Cemetery

Jack Daniel's Guide on Distillery Tour giving history talk

Lynchburg Attractions

  • Jack Daniel’s Distillery
  • Museums – Moore County Jail Museum
  • Lynchburg City Cemetery, Indian Motorcycle Lynchburg Garage

Local Lynchburg Travel Tips

Spring and Fall are the favorited times to visit the distillery especially when the surrounding foliage is coming into full bloom, or decked with fall colors to compliment a perfect fall pairing.

Miss Mary Bobo’s Boarding House is a family style dining experience unlike any other, and is must visit on your trip from Nashville to Lynchburg.