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Rocky Mount Living History Museum


Take a step back in time and experience Tennessee history in a gorgeous and peaceful setting. Rocky Mount State Historic Site is the home of the First Capitol of the Southwest Territory. Located throughout our site is the famous Cobb-Massengill House and other historic structures that take you back in time to the late 1700s. On Rocky Mount’s 35 acres, visitors will also find a flock of Cotswold Sheep, a blacksmith shop, and a garden maintained by Master Gardeners. On the grounds, passionate costumed interpreters, educators, museum guides, and numerous volunteers share their expertise with guests. As guests leave, they leave with a greater knowledge of the history of Northeast Tennessee and the State of Tennessee. Rocky Mount also features a beautiful, state-of-the-art museum filled with 18th and 19th century artifacts, along with displays that share valuable historical information. For a more immersive experience, check out the many interactive programs and events we have to offer here at Rocky Mount.