Located just a 10-15 minute drive from Lebanon and 40 miles east of Nashville, Watertown is a charming little Tennessee town worth the visit. If you like yard sales, be sure and plan on visiting during their Spring and Fall Mile-Long Watertown Yard Sale. Their Spring Yard Sale is April 16, 2016, so mark your calendars! They also offer Excursion Train rides from the Tennessee Central Railway Museum. Find out more about Watertown on their website: http://www.watertowntn.com/, and learn more about their fun train excursion rides at: http://www.tcry.org/pass_ops.htm
Here’s a peek at some of Watertown’s merchants and restaurants. First up is Jim’s Antiques on the Square in this charming brick building. He’s open 8 days a week, and has been in Watertown since 1996. If you have questions about Watertown, Jim’s your man!
Just down the block from Jim’s is Town Square Antiques and they feature antiques, primitives and vintage. https://www.facebook.com/Town-Square-Antiques-231925033654875/?fref=ts
Then there’s Cherished Treasures Antiques & Vintage (they were closed the day we visited) and a cute little ladies boutique.
You’ll find flowers, gifts and home accents at the Watertown Flower Shop. http://www.watertownflowershop.com/
The Pack Rat Closet is small and filled with antiques, collectibles, “oddities” and stuff.
If you want a hometown restaurant type experience, The Depot Junction Cafe will be sure to please. You can find them on Facebook at this link: https://www.facebook.com/DepotJunctionCafe/
If you have a sweet tooth or need a gift for someone who does, visit the old hardware store and Walker Creek Damn Fine Candy. They’ll give you samples to try of their almond toffee, gourmet caramels and fine Southern confections. They were recently featured on PBS Channel 8’s “Tennessee Crossroads”. http://walkercreektoffee.com/
Lulu’s Coffee House Cafe is a coffee house and cafe, and offers live entertainment. https://www.facebook.com/luluswatertown
And further down the street are several other merchants along with Mi Ranchito Mexican Restaurant and Nona Lisa’s Pizzeria. Bacon and Butter is A Southern Home Boutique – they were closed the day I visited so check out their website to see what they offer: http://www.baconandbuttertn.com/
Grass Roots Merchants Mall has a variety of dealer offerings as well as a local artist’s wood-burned pictures – check them out at: https://www.facebook.com/watertowngrassroots
So make plans to step back in time at charming little Watertown, Tennessee! They’re waiting on you!