COVID-19 Update

At this time, information found on this website may not be up-to-date. Due to precautions taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19, many festivals and events in Sumner County have been postponed or cancelled. Additionally, attractions, restaurants, retailers, and other businesses in Sumner County have made accommodations to protect the health and well-being of patrons; questions about service and hours of operation should be made directly to individual attractions, restaurants, retailers, and businesses.


Historic Rock Castle

Historic Rock Castle, built between 1784-1796, was the home of early Tennesseans General Daniel Smith and his wife Sarah Michie Smith. Smith acted as surveyor and helped create the line between what it Kentucky & Tennessee, he produced the state’s first map, and he is credited with naming the state of Tennessee! His family was also connected to President Andrew Jackson, as Smith’s grandsons were raised at The Hermitage, Jackson’s home in Nashville. Historic Rock Castle sits on beautiful lakefront acreage in Hendersonville.

Tour Availability: Tours are available March – December, Tuesdays – Saturdays from 10am – 5pm and on Sundays from 1pm – 5pm. Tours proceed at the following times:

  • Tuesdays – Fridays: 10:00am, 11:30am, 1:30pm, 3:00pm

  • Saturdays: 10:00am, 11:30am, 1:30pm

  • Sundays: 1:30pm & 3:00pm 

Admission: $8/adults, $7/seniors, $6/children (ages 6-12); Family Rate for 2 adults & 2 children/$20. Group rates are available.

Special Events at Rock Castle:
Nashville Symphony at Rock Castle – Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Christmas Open House – 1st Saturday in December

Address: 139 Rock Castle Lane, Hendersonville, TN 37075
Phone: (615) 824-0502