139 Rock Castle Lane, Hendersonville, TN, USA
www.historicrockcastle.com - (615) 824-0502
Rock Castle Hendersonville Reviews
Historic Rock Castle May 06, 2008
Rock Castle brought images of something really worth seeing to my mind. Any time the word “castle” perks up my ears in a Spock-like fashion. So it was added to our trip itinerary. But as we drove into the parking area I knew that the term castle had been used in a very loose way.
Originally begun back in the mid 1780s as a two room home, General Daniel Smith expanded the home to seven rooms, four downstairs and three upstairs and included both an attic and a basement. The walls are 22 inches thick.
The plantation was at one time 3,140 acres but is now only 18. There is still a small smokehouse behind the main home and a cemetery on the small hill just off to one side about fifty yards.
The volunteers at the visitor center are well versed in the history of the site and for a very small fee will take you on a tour.
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