Historic Rock Castle, Hendersonville

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#3 of 7 in Things to do in Sumner County
General Daniel Smith was a trailblazer, successful surveyor of Tennessee who named the state of Tennessee, a Revolutionary War patriot, Indian negotiator, two-time Senator and one of the greatest Tennesseans of that era.
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  • We looked for something off-beat in the area and found Rock Castle in TA. Claire was our guide and proved to be very knowledgeable and informative about this charming old home on the water. She knew m...  more »
  • The young lady that led us through the Rock Castle as sooo informative. She gave us personal stories of the family, the surrounding area and the era. How much better can it get?!  more »
  • Our guide for the tour, Sam, was wonderful. His enthusiasm for the history of the area and his "added" touches (not part of a script) were so appreciated. We learned so much on this tour about this ar...  more »
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  • We visited Historic Rock Castle this past weekend. If you love and appreciate true History, this is a real gem to attend. Our guide, Sam, did an excellent job giving us a tour of the home and it's history. Additionally, Sam doesn't push any narrative or agenda as you often see today when so many try to erase or change historical events and facts. Our families both appreciated him and the job he does. His passion shows. The history of this home, Daniel Smith and all he contributed to the area is amazing. He was a mover and shaker in his day.
  • We were pleasantly surlrised as we had a very nice guided tour through the house Sunday afternoon. We ignored the warning that the Visitors Center would be closed Sunday and tours require 24 hour notice. The house and some furnishings have survived over 200 years!
  • Excellent tour guides, fascinating history, grounds are beautiful. I learned more about TN history in an hour that I had my entire life. We'll worth the cost.
  • Good country folk. Amazing lake.
  • Stunning site. Our guide, Sam, was very knowledgeable, polite and specially careful to give some ethics to the children. A hidden treasure if you're a history lover

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