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Historic Rock Castle

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Great history meets contemporary music

The team at Rock Castle are doing great things. First off they are preserving and important part... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2018
Mike H
Nashville, Tennessee
History I didn’t know about...

I was looking for something interesting to do with my grandchildren over the weekend, and happened... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2018
Gequita R
Nashville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 31 August 2018

The team at Rock Castle are doing great things. First off they are preserving and important part of our Tennessee history (that existed long before country music). This is one of the founding homesteads that became Tennessee. What they have done is make the historical...More

1  Thank Mike H
Reviewed 18 August 2018

We were travelling to Nashville, TN for our 2018 family vacation (July 2018). I knew we were tracing Johnny Cash's home and important things and places with Johnny Cash which brought us to Hendersonville. Since I knew we'd be in Hendersonville for the day, I...More

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Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

I was looking for something interesting to do with my grandchildren over the weekend, and happened upon this when I went to my Groupon app. It seem interesting and it was pretty close so I packed up four of my grandchildren and headed to Hendersonville....More

1  Thank Gequita R
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Rock Castle is a great place to visit! The tour lasted almost 2 hours but it was full of terrific information and a lot of humor. Our tour guide, Sam, was awesome! He was very personable and hilarious. Admission is a good price and all...More

Thank Mtbrown86
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

There are some great events hosted here which makes the visit more fun. Without events going on the time it takes you to visit is pretty short. Thank

Thank Allen0116
Reviewed 28 March 2018

I came here on a Sunday afternoon with my brother and aunt to tour the house. Upon arrival, we found the visitor center door locked. We stood there confused for a minute since we had check the website for the tour hours, and new they...More

Thank Christine G
Reviewed 16 March 2018

This house is more Federal in appearance and so is its main history which sets it apart from some of the others around greater Nashville. The connection between the early Settlers, the Donelsons, the Smiths, the Jacksons, is told here. Some more human details about...More

Thank FrontierJ
Reviewed 17 November 2017

The Rock Castle is not a castle at all. But, since this home dates to the 1780’s-1790’s (the oldest home in TN) and the other homes of the times being 1 room log cabins, this home became known as “The Rock Castle”. The home is...More

1  Thank kymgroadster
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

We looked for something off-beat in the area and found Rock Castle in TA. Claire was our guide and proved to be very knowledgeable and informative about this charming old home on the water. She knew much of the history of the Smith Family, but...More

Thank John A. G
Reviewed 7 September 2017

The young lady that led us through the Rock Castle as sooo informative. She gave us personal stories of the family, the surrounding area and the era. How much better can it get?!

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