PINEY FLATS, TN – Rocky Mount State Historic Site is now open for the 2020 season, building on decades of success with additional types of tours that will highlight how this property and its occupants played a prominent role in Tennessee’s development.
Best known as the Capital of the Southwest Territory and the home of William and Barsheba Cobb, Rocky Mount will continue to honor that legacy by offering guests classic first-person interpretation tours. But this year, Rocky Mount has added two others — the Tennessee Heritage Tour and Conversation with the Cobbs — which will enable visitors to experience the history of Rocky Mount and the region from multiple angles.
Tours are available Tuesdays through Saturdays. Rocky Mount began offering the Tennessee Heritage Tours in June. They will relaunch the first-person tours in July; and introduce “Conversation with the Cobbs” in August.
Rocky Mount has updated its website with new features, including the ability to book a tour and pay for online. Tour information including pricing is available at www.rockymountmuseum.com.
In light of the global coronavirus pandemic, Rocky Mount has enacted safety protocols featuring social distancing and mandatory face masks for visitors. Hand sanitizer will also be available onsite.
Special events are planned such as the Fall Family Festival and the Candlelight Christmas Tours. Weddings, meetings and retreats are also able to be hosted.
Rocky Mount is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. The Rocky Mount Historical Association operates the site under a contract with the Tennessee Historical Commission.