Tourism & Local Attractions


Trade Gristmill

The milling tradition in Trade goes back to at least 1802 when Thomas Jones homesteaded on nearby Roan Creek and built a mill. Pleasant May and his wife Callie bought the property sometime after 1850. A grim event in that mill’s history occurred in 1892 when Callie May got her dress caught in the mill’s […]


Heritage Hall

Armed with a vision of restoration, in seven years a small group of volunteers raised the money, organized labor and oversaw a top-to-bottom renovation breathe life into a 1923 high school auditorium. In September, 2005, the facility reopened as Heritage Hall Theatre, an intimate, warm, community-based theatre suitable for a wide range of performances and […]


Welcome Center & Museum

Johnson County welcomes travelers with the warm embrace of our beautiful log “Welcome Center & Museum”. Here you will find incredible historic artifacts donated from residents of Johnson County Tennessee as well as a full assortment of brochures and area information about all our lodging and local attractions. Photo Gallery Contact Information and Location Address: […]


The Butler Museum

While visiting Johnson County, visit Watauga Lake and learn the history of Butler TN. The best way to do this is to walk through the Butler Museum. It is an adventure into the past lives of those that made the Watauga valley and surrounding area their home. There is much history in this part of Tennessee dating […]