Landmarks & Attractions in and near cowan
Cowan Railroad Museum is located in the old Cowan Depot, a landmark listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The museum features historic displays, relics and memorabilia, and a model railroad layout. The property also features a rare Porter steam locomotive, a historic flatcar and caboose, and an antique diesel-electric locomotive.
The museum is only steps away from The Franklin-Pearson House and is open May through October, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 to 4 and Sunday from 1 to 4.
For more information, visit the website www.cowanrailroadmuseum.org.
Sewanee: The University of the South is a premier destination in our part of the state and is only 7 miles "up the Mountain" from Cowan.
Besides the College of Arts and Sciences, the campus features the School of Theology and the School of Letters and is located on a stunningly beautiful 10,000 acre domain.
Cultural events and festivals are scheduled throughout the year, including the very popular Sewanee Summer Music Festival.
For more information on The University and on area events log on to www.sewanee.edu.
Falls Mill Grain Mill and Museum is an operating water-powered grain mill that uses millstones to make cornmeal, flour, and grits.
Built in 1873 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Falls Mill is one of Tennessee's most celebrated landmarks.
The mill and museum is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., closed on Wednesday and Sunday. Admission is $4 per person. The museum gift shop sells a selection of mill products.
Falls Mill is located 18 miles from The Franklin-Pearson House.
For more information, visit the museum website at www.fallsmill.com.
George Dickel Distillery: stop by Cascade Hollow and see how this famous Tennessee product is hand-made the hard way.
The distillery is located in a beautiful area near the railroad town of Normandy, Tennessee, about 35 miles from Cowan.
Tours are available Monday through Saturday.
For more information visit www.georgedickel.com.
Jack Daniels Distillery and Visitors Center
The nation's oldest registered distillery and one of Tennessee's most famous tourist attractions is less than 40 miles from Cowan!
It's worth the drive to tour the buildings and facilities and see the slow, painstaking process to make the "local product".
While you're in Lynchburg, take some time to visit the shops and other attractions in the historic downtown.
For more information, go to www.jackdaniels.com and also go to www.lynchburgtn.com.