200 HYDER HILL RD
P.O. BOX 160
PINEY FLATS, TN 37686
1-888-538-1791 (toll free)
Seniors (55+) $7.00
Children (Ages 5-17) $5.00
AAA and AARP discounts available.
(March 4 - December 19)
Tue. - Sat. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Last tour starts by 4 p.m.
Other days/times available
through group reservation
Rocky Mount Museum and Living History Site sits at the foot of the beautiful Appalachian Mountains. A visit to the site will include several components starting with a visit to the Massengill Overmountain Museum. Museum highlights include regional historical artifacts from the 18th and 19th centuries. After a stroll through the museum it is time to view the orientation video.
Now head to the historic site and back to the year 1791. Costumed interpreters take visitors through the log home of Rocky Mount and out-buildings and give you a personal look at living in the Southwest Territory. These interpreters portray Cobb family members, neighbors, and servants. They invite visitors to join them as their guest in the Cobb house. In the house visitors will view such treasures as the 1720s Richard Midgley clock and hear stories about the Cobb family, Governor Blount, life on the frontier, and the latest gossip of the territory.
A visit to the historic kitchen is next. Interpreters demonstrate eighteenth century cooking techniques and tools. Leaving the kitchen be sure to visit the garden. This garden includes medicinal, culinary, and dye plants that were often used in 1791.
The last building to visit is the weaving cabin. In this cabin visitors learn about flax and wool processing by watching interpreters demonstrate these techniques
Now the visitors are free to roam the historic site. There may be an interpreter at the blacksmith shop or elsewhere practicing their trade. In the spring and summer guests may take a tour of the heirloom garden and learn about the vegetables of yesteryear. Anytime of year visitors can go to the barn and see the flock of Cotswold sheep.
We invite folks to come and experience history, to see for themselves the daily life of a frontier family.
A typical tour of Rocky Mount Museum, including the museum galleries and orientation video will last between one to two hours.