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Rock Castle State Historic Site!

Welcome to the world of the 18th century viewed through the life of General Daniel Smith, surveyor, Revolutionary War hero, U.S. Senator, Indian Negotiator and original owner and builder of his family home: Historic Rock Castle!

Located on scenic Old Hickory Lake this 18 acre historic property offers much to explore. Join us for a tour of the Smith family home, experience the aromas of the herb garden, wander through the wooded nature trail, browse the Gift Shop and Visitor’s Center or enjoy a lakeside stroll.

We look forward to seeing you!


Support Us

Rock Castle State Historic Site is funded under an agreement with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Tennessee Historical Commission, and supplemented by additional funds raised by the Friends of Rock Castle, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation.

Help support our site by donating to our organization or contact us for information about volunteering! 

Blog & News

Director's Notes

Thursday, October 1, 2015

October is here! (Find out why that was so surprising!)

Autumn is here!

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Mark your calendars for activities & events at Rock Castle this fall!!