From the Buffalo and Tennessee Rivers to the winding Natchez Trace, Waynesboro is an outdoor enthusiast's dream come true!

Welcome to Waynesboro, a charming town which lies along the banks of Green River. The downtown area of Waynesboro, Wayne County, is warm and friendly. You’ll feel the hospitality when you enter shops and eateries. Browse the stores, have a tasty meal and learn about Tennessee’s musical heritage. 

Emerald's Restaurant in Waynesboro, Tennessee

One of the eateries downtown is Emeralds Restaurant, where you’ll discover a menu inspired by “warmth of home, family and friends.” The story of the restaurant goes back decades. On Apr. 2, 1977, Glenda West, 19 at the time, opened the doors of her business, called Pizza Corner. Many years of hard work and dedication led to establishing Wayne County's first pizzeria. In 1985, she married Michael Francis, and the couple honeymooned aboard the SS Emerald Seas. Michael and Glenda then made major changes, expanded the business, and that’s how Emeralds Restaurant was born. Inspired by the warmth of home, family and friends, the menu expanded and served local flavor. Glenda welcomed customers to the restaurant for nearly 40 years. Today, her two sons, Chandler and Kincaid Francis, keep her legacy alive and proudly carry on her dedication to the Southern town.

After you enjoy a delicious pizza, pasta dish or burger, stroll around the square. Walk, relax, enjoy the quaint atmosphere and browse the boutiques to discover charming gifts, apparel and accessories.   

MaeBri Designs offers clothing, shoes, accessories and home décor items. 

Stop by Praters Jewelry for sparkling rings, necklaces, earrings and watches. Dazzling diamonds, silver and gold pieces shine on the shelves. Continue shopping for jewelry at Sherry's Fine Jewelry, promising customers “the latest in fashion.”

Wayne County Tennessee Museum celebrates the music heritage of Tennessee, highlighting achievements of local artists and preserving local history. Visit the museum to explore exhibits, displaying instruments and artifacts. 

A colorful mural adds a splash of art to the downtown area. The art piece promotes the natural outdoor beauty of Wayne County.   

The downtown area also hosts fun events, such as the Christmas Parade. The parade is held the first Saturday of December.

Downtown Tennessee Program by Experience Tennessee

Eat, Drink, Shop, and Stay in Downtown Waynesboro, Tennessee

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