• Sumner Harvest Days

    October 19-20, 2017

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  • Have a Historic Wedding

    See the beauty by the lake

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  • Nashville Symphony Summer Concert

    June 14, 2017

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Discover Historic Rock Castle

Come explore Rock Castle State Historic Site and discover the 18th century home of General Daniel Smith, the man who named the state of Tennessee. This frontier home is a Tennessee state owned treasure which sits on 18 scenic acres beside Old Hickory Lake in Hendersonville and serves our community and visitors.

Visit Rock Castle and enjoy a guided tour of the interior of Sumner County’s most famous landmark, shop our giftshop, plan your wedding or corporate event, stroll our grounds and gardens, or simply relax by the lake.  Looking for something fun to do with your family? Register for one of our hands-on classes, summer camp, or one of our many events.

You'll always find something to do at Sumner County's ONLY State Historic Site.   

Plan Your Visit

Learn & Play

Plan your visit around one of our many events or unleash your child's inner explorer at one of our children's camps.

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Tour the historic home/museum, and stroll the grounds and gardens for an authentic glimpse at what life was like for early American pioneers.

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Plan Your Event

Celebrate life's big moments with us by booking your wedding, graduation celebration, birthday party, or corporate function lakeside and under the stars, or in the outdoor pagoda with massive, stone-faced, wood burning fireplace.

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A Sumner County Favorite

Voted Best Historic Site, Best Wedding Venue, and Best Live Music Venue in Sumner County, all of our events and tours help toward the ongoing efforts to preserve the historic site, create the public programming that is essential to our mission as a cultural community center, and as a major educational tool in the county, and as a major attraction to visitors from around the world.

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Historic Rock Castle