Historic Rock Castle, Hendersonville

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In 1784 a Virginian surveyor named Daniel Smith moved with his family to the Cumberland Settlement in present-day Middle Tennessee and began construction on a limestone, Federal-Style building that would house generations of the Smith family for almost 200 years!



Located next to a Cumberland River tributary called Drake’s Creek, the house was built on part of the 3,140 acres that Daniel Smith received in land grants for his service in the Revolutionary War and his surveying work. Over the course of a decade, the Smiths constructed their home in three phases resulting in the story-filled, multi-cultural historic house that stands today.

General Daniel Smith was a trailblazer, successful surveyor of Tennessee who named the state of Tennessee, a Revolutionary War patriot, Native American Indian negotiator, two-time Senator and one of the greatest Tennesseans of that era.

Stop by for a visit today and explore the sites and stories of this beautiful historic property!
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  • We dropped by in time to look around the visitor center and then join a tour of the house. Our guide Lauren did an outstanding job of giving us the history of the house and people who lived in and... 
    We dropped by in time to look around the visitor center and then join a tour of the house. Our guide Lauren did an outstanding job of giving us the history of the house and people who lived in and...  more »
  • This was a really cool house tour. There is free parking at the visitor's center and prices are pretty cheap. My docent. Lauren, was extremely knowledgeable about not only the house and family, but... 
    This was a really cool house tour. There is free parking at the visitor's center and prices are pretty cheap. My docent. Lauren, was extremely knowledgeable about not only the house and family, but...  more »
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  • We stopped by to check out the Rock Castle and were very pleasantly surprised at the great history lesson. Beautiful place...our tour guide was very knowledgeable. Our stop was well worth the hour we spent. It was great!
  • Went here alot as a kid, beautiful home on the lake.

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