General James Longstreet’s Headquarters, winter of 1863-1864. General James Longstreet’s Headquarters, winter of 1863-1864. Longstreet Museum is open for the season May 1- Oct 31. December 14, 2:00 to 6:00 Open House. Christmas With the General. Refreshments.
Located in Morristown, Tennessee, the Museum was built on the site of the boyhood home of Davy Crockett. It is a reconstruction of the 1790's John Crockett Tavern. The museum is open Tuesday thru Saturday from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Season runs from April 29 - October 25, 2014.
Founded in 2006, Encore Theatrical Company believes in the power of the arts. Through live performances and educational programs, Encore provides quality entertainment by creating opportunities for the artistic minds in our region to exercise, nurture, and grow their talents.
The Niswonger Performing Arts Center in neighboring Greeneville features performing arts for all tastes, from traveling troupes to symphony orchestra performance, Broadway musicals and plays to concerts my major artists. Season schedule and ticket prices are available on the website.
Rose Center is Morristown and Hamblen County's community cultural center. Located in Morristown's first coeducational public high school built in 1892, the facility is named after Judge James G. Rose, Civil War Hero and Chairman of the School Board at the time when plans for construction of the school were initiated. The building operated as a school until 1975, at which time a group of local citizens organized, raised funds to replace the vintage roof. Since 1975 Rose Center has been the cultural and performing arts hub of the Lakeway area. It features an art gallery, concerts, classes and a sales gallery. It is also the location of the award-winning Mountain Makins festival, a celebration of Appalachian culture and folk life.
The Department of Music and Theatre at Walters State Community College has a vibrant array of performing arts opportunities. Offerings include numerous concerts and theatrical productions throughout the year. The Music Department offers opportunities for students and community members to perform in the Concert Choir, Sensations, Women's and Men's Choral Ensembles, Community Band, Community Jazz Band, and Community Chorale.
A stop on the Tennessee Civil War Trails, Bethesda Church, a quaint old building with high-backed pews and an enclosed pulpit, is one of the oldest churches in this section of the state. The church was used as a hospital for wounded soldiers by both the Union and Confederate armies and for a short time. Along with graves dating back to the 1700’s, there are approximately 82 unknown soldiers buried in the cemetery. A kiosk is located on the site providing information about the Civil War as well as local history of the Lakeway area. Bethesda Church still hosts an occasional worship service.
Main Street and the Crossroads District are home to a diverse range of specialty and antique shops, restaurants, gift shops, a bakery, service businesses and much more. The unique overhead sidewalks that line Main are known as the SkyMart, and offer an ideal location to watch the District’s many special events.
Located a short distance from the site of the Battle of Morristown, the city’s cemetery is a treasure trove of Civil War history. Throughout the war, the high ground of the cemetery and nearby hills were used as picket posts, campgrounds and gun emplacements by both Confederate and Union armies. Both Confederate and Union soldiers rest in the cemetery.
Adventure Ranch is "Much More Than a Corn-maze" and the ultimate fall family fun-park! Featuring a professionally designed and GPS-cut corn maze (Chick-fil-A Cow and Adventure Ranch logos), two gigantic jumping pillows, gem mining/fossil dig, pumpkin patch, fire-truck display, pony rides, petting zoo and countless other activities for all ages. Adventure Ranch is a MUST-DO fall destination for the entire family! Visit Adventure Ranch this fall and begin the family tradition that everyone will look forward to year after year!
Briarwood Auto Safari features animals from around the world. On your scenic, four-mile safari through beautiful hills and pasture lands, you will experience animals from six continents. Take plenty of time to study their behavior from the safety of your own car. Be sure to bring your camera. You may want to ride on tractor pulled wagons or enjoy a lazy afternoon in our petting zoo.
Located on the abandoned Jeremiah Lexer plantation, Frightmare Manor spans 20 acres, offers 3 independent, walk thru, haunted attractions on site, boasts a heart-pounding free-fall tower unlike anything you've ever seen in the "Lexer Jump", and features the nationally recognized Nightmare at Frightmare Challenge. If all 5 Attractions are successfully completed, you WILL get your money back. You’ve been warned – TRUE TERROR EXISTS HERE. Dare yourself, double-dare your friends…
Cherokee Lake covers 30,300 acres at full pool, is 59 miles long and has 463 miles of shoreline. Cherokee Lake is shared by Hamblen, Grainger, Jefferson, and Hawkins Counties. The towns surrounding Cherokee Lake are Morristown, Bean Station, Jefferson City and Rogersville. Rent a pontoon boat and camp at one of the many islands dotting the lake or hire a fishing guide to learn the best spots on the lake.
This beautiful 178 acre public park resides on the banks of Cherokee Lake with mountain views. It features lakeside camping, walking trails, picnic pavilions, playgrounds, boat dock with lake access points and a competition disc golf course. Visit the website for special event information.
Morristown boasts three challenging courses that are fun for all ages and skill levels. Known collectively as “The Big 3”, the courses have been the home of the Tennessee State Disc Golf Championships since June 2013 . Cherokee Park Disc Golf Course at Cherokee Park, 3075 Floyd Hall Drive Morristown. Rotary Disc Golf Course at Frank Lorino Park, 3100 Lorino Park Road. Kiwanis Disc Golf Course at Wayne Hansard Park, 5100 Dearing Road.