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Historic Rock Castle, Hendersonville

(45+ reviews on the web)
Castle Tourist Spot
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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TripAdvisor
  • My son got married this past weekend and it was wonderful. The venue had so much character and the lake in the background was splendid. The staff were helpful and receptive to seeing to our needs. If ...  more »
  • A very good location for a business retreat. Ongoing repairs will enhance and preserve this wonderful, historic landmark.  more »
  • Rock Castle State Historic Site is located on Indiana Lake Road southeast of Hendersonville, Tennessee. Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1970, it is the former home of Daniel Smith...  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.
  • 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
  • A ton of history sounds this place and the view/water is amazing. I went when their was Yoga on the water (SUP - stand up paddleboard) going on and that was extremely interesting. The staff is also very inviting, courteous, knowledgeable and helpful about tours and use of the space they have available.