At 139 Rock Castle Lane, you will find an imposing 2-story white limestone house overlooking Old Hickory Lake.  It is worth it to take the time to go visit. More about Hendersonville, TN can be seen here.


The Rock Castle was built by Daniel Smith in 1784.  He was a surveyor from Virginia who had been given over 3000 acres in land grants in exchange for his service in the Revolutionary War.  Rock Castle is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  The house is so well built that it remains in its original condition even after all these years. As a surveyor and military officer, Daniel Smith was often away from home, leaving his wife to supervise much of the home’s construction. Click here to read about More Parks in Hendersonville, TN.


If your trip to Hendersonville is from March through December, you are in luck.  Rock Castle hosts tours and historical reenactments.  There are open-air concerts and a Summer Harvest Fest complete with egg hunts and ghost stories.  

More to Do

While you are there, be sure to visit the Visitor Center and check out the gift shop.  There you can learn more about the Songwriters’ Night Concert Series and upcoming lectures.  Also, spend some time marveling at Old Hickory Lake, which was built by the Army Corp of Engineers in 1954.