Rocky Mount State Historic Site

Rocky Mount State Historic Site Rocky Mount demonstrates living history of the early settlers in the year 1791, when Rocky Mount served as the capital of the Southwest Territory.
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Dear Friends of Rocky Mount, We wish you all have a great Easter.
04/12/2020

Dear Friends of Rocky Mount, We wish you all have a great Easter.

To further limit health risks associated with COVID19, the Historical Site and Museum will remain closed until further n...
04/02/2020

To further limit health risks associated with COVID19, the Historical Site and Museum will remain closed until further notice. Check back in for updates and news.

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03/16/2020

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02/18/2020

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There are still a few spots available for next month's Hearthside Cooking classes, so get your tickets here:
02/18/2020
Hearthside Cooking

There are still a few spots available for next month's Hearthside Cooking classes, so get your tickets here:

Learn to cook your own meal, 18th century-style!

Rocky Mount names dynamic professional Cody Boring executive directorPINEY FLATS, Tenn. — Cody Boring, a dynamic marketi...
02/05/2020

Rocky Mount names dynamic professional Cody Boring executive director

PINEY FLATS, Tenn. — Cody Boring, a dynamic marketing and business professional with a passion for enhancing the guest experience, has been named executive director of the Rocky Mount Historical Association

The association’s Board of Trustees, which sets the direction for Rocky Mount State Historic Site, chose Boring after a national search. He oversees the scenic 37-acre site, its multiple historic structures, a museum and the popular Cotswold sheep, as well as a dedicated team of staff members and volunteers.

Boring succeeds Sam Wegner, who retired after a successful history career that spanned 40 years.

“Cody is an excellent leader who understands the special connection between Rocky Mount and the communities we serve,” said Jim Wozniak, the board’s president. “Cody will provide valuable expertise in sharing our impressive story with people of all ages using time-honored methods as well as new and innovative approaches. Rocky Mount is excited to welcome Cody as he builds on our tradition of providing a high-quality visit for our guests.”

Most recently, Boring served as vice president of marketing for the Virginia College of Business. He developed creative strategies and policies to recruit students and collaborated with a team to achieve certification from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.

Boring was an assistant professor of marketing at King University from 2013-2018. Besides teaching a full course load, he created all traditional undergraduate marketing specialization courses. He developed relationships with local businesses and the community for student internships and academic program feedback.

Earlier in his career, Boring was a web developer and designer for six years at Top Peak Designs in Copperhill.

“Rocky Mount is an integral part of our region’s history, and I am thrilled and grateful to serve the site and honor the legacy of the Cobb family,” Boring said. “Many people and organizations have a longtime bond with Rocky Mount, and I welcome the opportunity to support and grow those relationships. I also want to help others come to know and love Rocky Mount as a great place to learn in a fun and educational way how special Northeast Tennessee is.”
The site is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. The association operates Rocky Mount under a contract with the Tennessee Historical Commission.

Rocky Mount is open for tours from Tuesdays through Saturdays from March until December. The site holds many special events throughout the year, such as Wooly Day, the Timeline Festival, the Fall Family Festival and Candlelight Christmas. The site is also available for weddings and facility rentals.

For more information, please visit www.rockymountmuseum.com or call 423-538-7396. People can also connect by visiting www.facebook.com/rockymountmuseum and @RockyMountTN on Twitter and Instagram.

Don't forget, Rocky Mount will be featuring The Sons of Liberty live in concert this Saturday afternoon at 1:00! Admissi...
01/23/2020

Don't forget, Rocky Mount will be featuring The Sons of Liberty live in concert this Saturday afternoon at 1:00! Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children, and free for RMHA members & kids under five. Tickets may be purchased at the front desk. Check out their page at https://www.facebook.com/sonsoflibertytrio/
We hope to see you there!

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." Today w...
01/20/2020

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." Today we honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and reflect on his message of equality and justice. The dream he fought and died for are still as important and relevant today as it was all those years ago.

We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Mrs. Lucy Gump. Mrs. Gump was a former board member and a long-time fr...
01/06/2020
Lucy Kennerly Gump

We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Mrs. Lucy Gump. Mrs. Gump was a former board member and a long-time friend to all of us at Rocky Mount going back several decades. She will be greatly missed, and we send our heartfelt condolences to her family and friends.

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12/25/2019

Merry Christmas from all of us at Rocky Mount!!!

12/19/2019

Please note that we will have limited staffing from December 23 through January 1. We appreciate your patience if our response times are a little longer than usual. We hope that you and yours have a happy and safe holiday season!

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12/17/2019

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That’s all folks! Our 2019 season is officially over and Rocky Mount is now closed for the winter. Thank you so much to ...
12/16/2019

That’s all folks! Our 2019 season is officially over and Rocky Mount is now closed for the winter. Thank you so much to everyone who joined us this year!

We will reopen to the public on Wednesday, March 4th. In the meantime, you can still contact our office during the week by calling (423) 538-7396 or emailing [email protected]. Office hours will be a bit sporadic over the holidays, but we will respond to any messages or emails as soon as possible.

The tours have officially started for our last night of Candlelight Christmas! Make sure to come out and join us!
12/14/2019

The tours have officially started for our last night of Candlelight Christmas! Make sure to come out and join us!

12/14/2019
WBCM - Radio Bristol

Thank you so much to our friends at WBCM Radio Bristol, and in particular Kris Truelsen, for their profile on Rocky Mount and our Candlelight Christmas tours on the newest episode of the Farm Report! You can check out the video below; the piece about Rocky Mount begins at around 57:00, but if you have time we recommend watching the entire thing if you want some awesome music and Christmas cheer!

Tonight is the last night of Candlelight Christmas, and the last night of our 2019 season. Rain or shine we will be doing tours from 4:30 until 8:00, so if you've been procrastinating tonight is your last chance!

Come one, Come all, to the Farm and Fun Time Christmas Ball! Featuring High Fidelity - Bluegrass, The McLain Family Band and Bill and the Belles! LIVE Broadcast begins at 7pm sharp. Don't miss it!

We’ve got one more night of Candlelight Christmas and we’d love to have you and your family come celebrate it and the se...
12/14/2019

We’ve got one more night of Candlelight Christmas and we’d love to have you and your family come celebrate it and the season with us. It’s sure to be an evening you won’t soon forget as you transport back in time to celebrate Christmas as it was before. And worry not, though it may be cold outside, trust us that the fires and the company will keep you nice and warm. Come out and join us and #RediscoverRockyMount!

12/13/2019

Candlelight Christmas is currently happening as we speak! The last tour begins at 8 PM so there’s still time to come out and join us tonight, and there’s still some spots available. Can’t make it tonight? Make sure to make your weekend full of old time holiday cheer by coming to visit us tomorrow night as well!

12/13/2019
Rocky Mount State Historic Site

Remember tonight and tomorrow are our last days for Candlelight Christmas! Come out and join us! We’d love to have you and celebrate the season with you and your family!

Didn't get a chance to come out to Candlelight Christmas this past weekend? Well you're in luck, because we're back at it again this Friday and Saturday from 4:30 - 8:00! These will be our final days open to the public until early March, so come join us for a truly unique and fun experience. Call (423) 538-7396 to make reservations.

12/10/2019

Didn't get a chance to come out to Candlelight Christmas this past weekend? Well you're in luck, because we're back at it again this Friday and Saturday from 4:30 - 8:00! These will be our final days open to the public until early March, so come join us for a truly unique and fun experience. Call (423) 538-7396 to make reservations.

Candlelight Christmas tours are happening right now!! Our last tour will begin at 8:00, but if you can’t make it out ton...
12/06/2019

Candlelight Christmas tours are happening right now!! Our last tour will begin at 8:00, but if you can’t make it out tonight you still have three nights you can join us!

We are hard at work getting the site decorated for Christmas, and if you want to see the beautiful hand-made decorations...
12/03/2019

We are hard at work getting the site decorated for Christmas, and if you want to see the beautiful hand-made decorations on the historic site you’ll need to come out to Candlelight Christmas starting THIS FRIDAY!

Candlelight Christmas this year will take place December 6, 7, 13, and 14. Walk-ins are welcome, but we HIGHLY recommend making a reservation since space is limited and some time slots are already getting filled up.

Call us at (423) 538-7396 and make your reservation now!

Looking for the perfect gift for the history buff on your Christmas list? Consider giving the gift of a Rocky Mount memb...
12/02/2019

Looking for the perfect gift for the history buff on your Christmas list? Consider giving the gift of a Rocky Mount membership. Now through Christmas, simply fill out and mail this form to the listed address and we will take care of the rest. Existing members get a significant discount!

Download the pdf here:http://www.rockymountmuseum.com/files/1315/7530/7469/Christmas_membership.pdf

Did you know you can support Rocky Mount at no extra cost to you when you purchase from Amazon? When you go to smile.ama...
12/02/2019

Did you know you can support Rocky Mount at no extra cost to you when you purchase from Amazon? When you go to smile.amazon.com, your shopping experience will be exactly the same, except that a percentage of your purchase will go to support Rocky Mount Historical Association. Simply search for Rocky Mount and select it as your charity/nonprofit of choice. This is a quick, easy way to help support us while you do your Christmas shopping this year!

Rocky Mount will be closed tomorrow and Friday, November 28th and 29th for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will resume norm...
11/27/2019

Rocky Mount will be closed tomorrow and Friday, November 28th and 29th for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will resume normal hours on Saturday. From our family to yours, have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

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11/25/2019

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Rocky Mount employees Makaylia Bailes and Justin White have curated a fun little exhibit for our lobby entitled “Tidings...
11/20/2019

Rocky Mount employees Makaylia Bailes and Justin White have curated a fun little exhibit for our lobby entitled “Tidings of Comfort and Joy: A Timeline of Christmas Traditions.” Come check it out and discover some of the history behind everything from Nativity scenes to Charlie Brown!

First snow of the season! We will be opening at our normal time of 11 a.m today.Stay warm and safe out there.
11/12/2019

First snow of the season! We will be opening at our normal time of 11 a.m today.

Stay warm and safe out there.

Thank you to everyone who braved the cold and joined us for An Evening with Bill Landry!
11/09/2019

Thank you to everyone who braved the cold and joined us for An Evening with Bill Landry!

11/08/2019

Our program "When the West Was Tennessee: An Evening with Bill Landry" is at 7:00 tonight! This event is free, and donations are very much appreciated. Seating for this event is limited and is on a first come, first serve basis. We hope to see you there!

This wonderful statue of Mary Patton is now on display in our lobby! Don't know much about Mary Patton? Come visit our m...
11/04/2019

This wonderful statue of Mary Patton is now on display in our lobby! Don't know much about Mary Patton? Come visit our museum and learn about this colonial patriot and see one of her actual kettles.

The statue was created by artist Mary Ruden, and will be at Rocky Mount until the close of our season in mid-December. You can see more of Mary's work at her website maryruden.com.

Reservations for our annual Candlelight Christmas event are open now! Give us a call at (423) 538-7396 to reserve your s...
11/01/2019

Reservations for our annual Candlelight Christmas event are open now! Give us a call at (423) 538-7396 to reserve your spot before the tours fill up.

Candlelight Christmas will be December 6th, 7th, 13th and 14th this year, with tours going from 4:30 - 8:00. Admission is $12 for adults, $8 for children. Discounts are available for RMHA members and groups of 12 or more. Call for details.

10/23/2019
Bill Landry pens new history book on Tennessee

Author, producer, and television host Bill Landry will be discussing his book "When the West Was Tennessee" at Rocky Mount on Friday, November 8 at 7:00. This event is free and open to the public, and we hope to see you there!

Heartland Series star and all around good guy Bill Landry has a new book, "When The West was Tennessee". He's one of 10 authors who will appear at the Mounta...

Here at Rocky Mount we're already getting in the Christmas spirit. And if you're a member of the Rocky Mount Historical ...
10/21/2019

Here at Rocky Mount we're already getting in the Christmas spirit. And if you're a member of the Rocky Mount Historical Association, you can officially register for our annual Candlelight Christmas tours STARTING TODAY!

Registration will open to everyone next Friday, November 1st, but if you're a member you can call us at (423) 538-7396 starting now and reserve your time. Not a member? No problem, just go to rockymountmuseum.com/index.php/get-involved/membership and sign up now!

This year, Candlelight Christmas tours will be December 6th, 7th, 13th, & 14th, with tours starting at 4:30 and ending at 8:00. Regular admission is $12 for adults and $8 for children, but members get significant discounts (discounts vary depending on your level of membership). Call now and make sure you get the day and time you want!

10/20/2019
Rocky Mount Historical Association :: Executive Director's Job Opening

Looking for an exciting opportunity? Our Executive Director is retiring, and we are actively looking for candidates to fill the position! If you’re interested, we’d like to hear from you! Check out the link below for full details:
http://rockymountmuseum.com/index.php/our-story/executive-directors-job-opening/

Rocky Mount Historical Association, a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization chartered by the State of Tennessee, invites applications for the position of Executive Director.

It’s “windows open” weather today at Rocky Mount!
10/15/2019

It’s “windows open” weather today at Rocky Mount!

A sincere and heartfelt thank you to all who came out for our Fall Family Festival! The event was a great success, and t...
10/12/2019

A sincere and heartfelt thank you to all who came out for our Fall Family Festival! The event was a great success, and that’s all thanks to you! Keep your eye on our page for upcoming events and programs! Come out and #rediscoverrockymount!

Still a couple hours of fun left! Come on out! #rediscoverrockymount #fallfestival  @ Rocky Mount State Historic Site
10/12/2019

Still a couple hours of fun left! Come on out! #rediscoverrockymount #fallfestival @ Rocky Mount State Historic Site

Make sure you come out Dr. C. Keith Young’s second show today at 2pm! It will not disappoint! #rediscoverrockymount #fal...
10/12/2019

Make sure you come out Dr. C. Keith Young’s second show today at 2pm! It will not disappoint! #rediscoverrockymount #fallfestival #storytime

10/12/2019

Stay on target..... #rediscoverrockymount #fallfestival #axethrowing

10/12/2019

Don’t give up on your dreams! #rediscoverrockymount #fallfestival #persevere

10/12/2019

Sing along with Dr. C. Keith Young! #rediscoverrockymount #fallfestival

The Festivities have started! Come out and join us!#RediscoverRockyMount #FallFestival
10/12/2019

The Festivities have started! Come out and join us!#RediscoverRockyMount #FallFestival

Tomorrow is the day! The Rocky Mount Fall Family Festival will be going on from 10-4, with games, crafts, apple butter, ...
10/11/2019

Tomorrow is the day! The Rocky Mount Fall Family Festival will be going on from 10-4, with games, crafts, apple butter, ghost stories, and much more. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children, and kids under 5 and RMHA members get in free. We hope to see you there!! 🍂🎃

We are so pleased to have Dr. C. Keith Young joining us at the Fall Family Festival on Saturday! Dr. Young will be telli...
10/10/2019

We are so pleased to have Dr. C. Keith Young joining us at the Fall Family Festival on Saturday! Dr. Young will be telling ghost stories, playing songs, and more at both 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. All content is family friendly and is included with the price of admission!

Dr. C. Keith Young has enjoyed a wide-ranging career over the past 40 years, including performing as a professional musician, composer, director, emcee, screen and stage actor, storyteller and all-around nice guy. His higher education career started out as a professor of Reading and English at Northeast State Community College in 1994, followed by sixteen years in administration, and recently returning to the classroom as an Associate Professor of English.

He has been the featured storyteller/emcee for the Virginia Highlands Festival, First Night Kingsport, Kingsport Funfest Showtime, Fayetteville Christmas Past Festival, Erwin Strawberry Festival, the Stone Soup Festival (South Carolina), Elizabethton’s Covered Bridge Celebration, Jonesborough Days, and the annual Ghost Tales at Fort Watauga at Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park.

He is a husband and father (in that order, thank you), and grandfather, and is delighted to have this opportunity to share some of his favorite songs and stories, and probably some pictures of his granddaughters, too.

Thank you to the Johnson City Press and the Greeneville Sun for their write-ups on Fall Family Festival! Come out and ce...
10/10/2019
Rocky Mount Fall Family Festival Open Saturday

Thank you to the Johnson City Press and the Greeneville Sun for their write-ups on Fall Family Festival! Come out and celebrate the season with us this Saturday from 10 am - 4 pm.

JC Press: https://www.johnsoncitypress.com/Fairs-Festivals/2019/10/09/Rocky-Mount-Celebrates-fall-at-the-Oct-12-Family-Festival.html

Greeneville Sun: https://www.greenevillesun.com/accent/rocky-mount-fall-family-festival-open-saturday/article_7e14b94e-ed73-50c2-879c-36c94a9149b2.html

PINEY FLATS, Tenn. — Rocky Mount State Historic Site’s annual Fall Family Festival returns Saturday.

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To all our friends of the Rocky Mount Historic Site Museum, we have premiered our new video that features The Sons of Liverty Trio concert on location at your site. Watch it for free on YouTube,,,
Calling all friends, family, and visitors of Rocky Mount Museum. We need your help!! If you have had, or have attended a wedding or special event at Rocky Mount Museum in the last 3 years, please email me at [email protected]. We are updating our portfolios, and would love to see and include your pictures!! Thanks!! ☺
My Son Richard Garland worked there,he enjoyed it.
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Does anyone know if Big Bird will be at the museum tomorrow? My daughter is dead set on seeing him there?
Thank you all so much for letting me come and visit this past Monday. I loved seeing the buildings, reading about the history and seeing all the volunteers working hard to get gardens planted. I will definitely be back!
I am grateful to all of you for booking me, for being so kind and helpful,and making it a fun and enjoyable weekend! Special thanks to David Doan, Kristin Turner, and Ben Dewitt! I hope this 1st Annual Timeline will become a permanent event!
Can you tell me when Wooly Day will take place?
So blessed to have Rocky Mount as part of Historic Sullivan County!
So blessed to have Rocky Mount as part of Historic Sullivan County!
We will be having a Overmountain Victory Run Practice on October 10th. Meet at Rocky Mount at 5 PM and car pool to start. If you are not up to running the full 10 miles, there are a few of us starting in the middle. We all look forward to Katie's Klimb.
Hi I'm Jim Kelly's wife he really enjoys being a part of Rocky Mount. I enjoy events and the museum