James D. Vaughan Museum
The glorious history of Southern Gospel Music comes alive in the James D. Vaughan Museum. The museum honors the “Father of Southern Gospel Music”, James D. Vaughan, who sponsored the first professional southern gospel quartets, established the first southern gospel magazine, recorded the first southern gospel quartets, established the first southern gospel music radio station and taught the South how to sing with the renowned Vaughan School of Music. The James D. Vaughan Museum is located on the Public Square in Lawrenceburg and is open Monday-Friday from 9:30-11:00 a.m. and 1:00 until 3:00 p.m.
Ralph J. Passarella Museum
If you are interested in America's frontier days, the Ralph J. Passarella Museum is for you. The museum offers a hands-on experience by showcasing items such as newspapers, magazines, books, toys, tools, quilts, medical equipment, telephone receivers, telephone operator's switchboards, soda fountain, wood burning kitchen stove, church vestments from the local Catholic community, vintage clothing, and so forth. The Ralph J. Passarella Museum is located on Main Street in Loretto, beside Loretto Telecom and is open Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
David Crockett Museum
The David Crockett Museum and Gristmill displays artifacts dating back to the days of David Crockett. The museum depicts the life and times of Crockett as a pioneer, soldier, politician, and industrialist. It is located just west of Lawrenceburg on the backside of David Crockett State Park. The museum is open to the public during the summer months from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Old Jail Museum
The Old Jail Museum was built in 1893 and was used as a jail until 1973. The cells located on the second floor for the hardened criminals have the bunks still intact! The Old Jail Museum is located on Waterloo Street in Lawrenceburg and is open with seasonal hours Tuesday through Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
Amish Heritage Farm Museum
The Amish Heritage Farm Museum is one of the first Amish farms settled in Tennessee in 1944, when the Amish emigrated from Ohio and Mississippi to Ethridge, Tennessee. Both the Amish House and Dawdi Haus have been restored back to their original state, complete with period furnishings and artifacts. A replica Amish school house is also on the grounds. Tours offer a rare glimpse into Amish culture and their daily lives. Pictures are welcome on this farm only. See www.amishheritagewelcomecenter.com for details and call (931) 321-8687 for tours.