Visit the Oldest House in Middle Tennessee!

Located just 25 minutes from downtown Nashville is Historic Rock Castle; an 18-acre, picturesque historic site overlooking scenic Old Hickory Lake. Historic Rock Castle is considered one of the first permanent homes, as well as the oldest building, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in Middle Tennessee.

Rock Castle also hosts community events all year long!  Join us in the summer and fall for family friendly open air concerts, or come witness history with our reenactors at our annual Sumner Harvest Fest!  From Frontier and American Girl Camps to egg hunts, and ghost stories, we hope to make Rock Castle the setting of many wonderful memories.  Learn more about what's coming up at Rock Castle on our Events Calendar.

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Hours, Prices, Map & Directions


Rock Castle is open March thru December.

March thru October

  • Tuesday through Saturday: 10am - 5pm
  • Sundays: 1pm - 5pm

Special Note: Grounds close at 3:00 pm on Saturdays for private events.


Map & Directions


Enjoy a guided tour of Sumner County’s most famous landmark.

  • Tuesday through Saturday 10:00am, 11:30am, 1:30pm
  • Sunday 1:30pm & 3:00pm 

Special Note: Grounds close at 3:00 pm on Saturdays for private events.

Tours of the interior of Rock Castle are offered through a guide only. No animals or video recording devices are permitted in the historic home; however, we do encourage you to take pictures. Reservations are recommended. Please call us today to make your reservations! Email Us Today to Schedule Your Tour or Call 615-824-0502

Tour Admission

  • Adults: $8.00
  • Seniors: $7.00
  • Children (6-12): $6.00
  • AAA or AARP: $1.00 off per member
  • Family Rate: $20.00 (Two Adults & Two Children)
  • RC Members: Members are free + 4 guests

Group Tour Admission (10 people minimum)

  • Groups of 10 people or more by appointment only
  • Regular Group Admission: $7.00 per person
  • Students/Children Admission: $6.00 per person

Holidays & Days Closed

  • Easter Sunday
  • Independence Day (July 4th)
  • Thanksgiving Week (November 21st - 26th)
  • Christmas Eve thru January 31st for the holidays, site maintenance and repairs.