Things To Do
Relax with Captain Jesse on Cumberland River Cruises\’ pontoon nature, home, private and sunset tours. Departures are from Cherokee Steak House in Lebanon. Other arrangements may be made for private parties.The Vessel \”Discovery\” will carry up to 26 passengers. Water and soft drinks provided. Please call ahead for private parties.
Historic village of nearly 55 structures original and replicated with local historical significance, and two new barns coming soon! Witness what life was like in the 1800’s for a resident of Wilson County. Self-guided and guided tours available for both individuals and groups. For special tour requests, please call: 615-547-6111.
Watertown is located 40 miles east of Nashville and 10 miles southeast of Lebanon on Highway 70 (also known as Sparta Pike). To get to Watertown from Interstate 40, take exit 239A and travel south/south-east for nine miles. Watertown is on the left side of the Highway, and you will see several signs indicating the turn off of the highway. The first turn off is at the edge of town, and leads straight down scenic main street and past the Watertown schools to the town square. The next left turns will all lead you into Watertown and to Main Street. The final left turn before you leave Watertown is marked by our landmark orange and white Jewell’s Market.
Long Hunter State Park is situated along the shore of J. Percy Priest Lake. It consists of four units: Couchville, Baker\’s Grove, Bryant Grove and Sellar\’s Farm. Picnicking, swimming, hiking, backpacking, boating, fishing, nature photography and wildlife observation are among the activities available to park visitors. Planned activities include interpretive and recreation programs for the general public and environmental education programs for school and other interested groups.
A great way to learn more about our history is to explore the Tennessee Civil War Trails! This historic marker program identifies and interprets both the great campaigns as well as the lesser-known Civil War places. The Trail includes interpretive markers and an online statewide driving tour, and links Tennessee’s sites to Trails programs in Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland and North Carolina.