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Revisit History at the Lynchburg Old Jail Museum this Week with Randall Fanning

Updated: Nov 1, 2023

Revisit History at the Lynchburg Old Jail Museum This Week

Lynchburg's rich tapestry of history is woven into its very foundations, and one of its prime threads is the Old Jail Museum located in Moore County, Tennessee. Constructed in 1893, this edifice served as the county's jail until 1990, making it a significant marker of the area's storied past.

For those who have not revisited this landmark in a while, this week presents an exceptional opportunity. Notably, entrance to the museum is free, although contributions are graciously accepted to support its upkeep and operations.

On Wednesday, September 20th, Lynchburg's own renowned figure, Randall Fanning, will be sharing his deep knowledge as the day's volunteer guide. A recent retiree from the iconic Jack Daniel Distillery, Randall's credentials don't stop there.

He served as the Secretary/President of the Tennessee Squire Association for an extended period, earning a reputation as an outstanding storyteller. His vast expertise on Lynchburg and Moore County's history promises an engaging and enlightening experience.

The Old Jail Museum welcomes guests from Tuesday to Saturday, between 12 noon and 4:00 pm. Extended hours are offered during special events, and guided tours can be arranged by request.

Visitors can also indulge in a playful photo opportunity by posing in the museum's preserved men's or women's cells. A unique memento from an equally unique place!

We eagerly anticipate your visit and the chance to share a slice of Lynchburg's past. Step through our doors, and step into history.


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