Historic Rock Castle is a perfect setting to capture lasting memories through Photography! The 1784 Tennessee limestone mansion is an exquisite backdrop for any style of photos, and every angle offers a unique vignette. If you would like something a little more rustic, the rusted tin roof and the aged limestone of the Smoke House add a perfect charm to any photo. The masterfully designed Gardens provide a stunning backdrop, and our Woodland areas offer serene natural settings for a touch of whimsy. And all of this sits on 18 picturesque acres on Old Hickory Lake. Whether you are doing family photos, senior portraits, an Engagement or Bridal shoot, or anything in between, Historic Rock Castle offers a beautiful and unique setting for every occasion!

Photograhy:  Rachel Fugate

Photograhy: Rachel Fugate


Photo sessions that take place within business hours are $20 per hour. No partial hours.

Business hours:

Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm Sunday 1pm - 5pm

*Please note, Rock Castle often closes early (especially on weekends) for private events. Please call to make a reservation.

Photography:  Jen & Chris Creed

Photography: Jen & Chris Creed


Photo sessions that take place outside business hours are $75 per hour (no partial hours) and require a reservation.

Reservations for outside business hours are subject to staff availability.

A $25 non-refundable deposit is due at time of reservation. Payment in full is due 24 hours in advance.

Photography:  Rachel Fugate

Photography: Rachel Fugate


$200 for 4 hours (set up and clean up included in that time) — within business hours, no partial hours.

Guaranteed “Private” shoot (no other photographers) at ONE location of photographer’s choice:

Front of Rock Castle

Back Porch of Rock Castle



Herb Garden

A $75 non-refundable deposit is due at time of reservation. Payment in full is due one week in advance.

Reservations can be made by calling the Rock Castle Visitors Center at (615) 824-0502 or by emailing

* In order to preserve the original integrity of the home and its furnishings, no professional photography (except Rock Castle weddings) is allowed inside the Historic home.