P.O. BOX 160

1-888-538-1791 (toll free)
1-423-538-7396 (voice)
1-423-538-1086 (fax)




Adults $8.00
Seniors (55+) $7.00
Children (Ages 5-17) $5.00
AAA and AARP discounts available.

Special Events and Programs
may have different prices.

Regular Hours: 2016

(March 1 - December 16) 
Tue. - Sat. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Last tour starts by 4 p.m. 

Other days/times available
through group reservation

Rocky Mount, Piney Flats TN

Passing through the door of Rocky Mount, you step back in time to the year 1791... George Washington is President of the United States and has appointed William Blount as Governor of the Southwest Territory.  Governor Blount has taken up residence at William Cobb's log home of Rocky Mount to conduct the business affairs of the new territory. When William Cobb arrived with his family in the western frontier of North Carolina in 1769, he did not realize that his new home would play such an important role in shaping the future of our country…  Learn More...


Rocky Mount is closed for the winter season. We will re-open the first Tuesday in March 2017.

Upcoming Events

Wooly Day: Saturday, April 8th

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Job Announcement for Executive Director, Rocky Mount Historical Association

Rocky Mount Museum and Historical Association, a private nonprofit organization accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and located in Piney Flats, Tennessee, invites applications for the position of Executive Director.  The 37–acre historic site and museum , known publicly as Rocky Mount State Historic Site, are operated by the Rocky Mount Historical Association, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit chartered in the State of Tennessee, under a contractual agreement with the Tennessee Historical Commission, Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation.  The Executive Director works for the Association while maintaining a professional liaison with the Tennessee Historical Commission located in Nashville. The Executive Director will be required to file financial reports periodically with the Commission and occasionally will be required to attend scheduled meetings of the Commission.

Position Summary:

The Executive Director is responsible for the successful professional leadership and management of the Rocky Mount Historical Association under the governance of a 20 member Board of Trustees.  The Executive Director reports to the Board of Trustees and has overall supervision of the Association’s operating budget, personnel and operations.  The Executive Director supervises a full-time Education Director, a .75 FTE Executive Assistant, 15 part-time employees, and many dedicated volunteers.           

Job Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Provide strategic leadership in museum operations including collections, education, visitor experience, membership and membership programs, facility maintenance and retail operations.
  • Act in the capacity of a professional advisor to the Board of Trustees on all aspects of the Association’s activities and programs.
  • Maintain a professional commitment to ethical standards, legal responsibilities and best professional practices established by museum and library accreditation, as well as state, federal and international laws.
  • Maintain a comprehensive program to expand, preserve and interpret collections to serve the community, visitors and constituent stakeholders.
  • Create and enhance a visitor-centered experience that effectively reaches and engages diverse communities and audiences.
  • Develop and implement policies, systems and performance measures to ensure professional museum standards of operations are maintained.
  • Recruit, interview, train, supervise and evaluate staff members. 
  • Oversee the development and implementation of marketing activities related to branding, community programming, and membership recruitment/retention.
  • Monitor and oversee short and long range site development inclusive of capital improvement and cyclical maintenance projects to minimize operational impact and maximize resource preservation and enhancement.
  • Participate in media interviews and community speaking engagements to promote the site.
  • Accept opportunities to serve on local and state boards that align with Rocky Mount’s mission and vision.
  • Make recommendations and assist the Board of Trustees in developing and implementing comprehensive fundraising strategies, including development and cultivation of positive relationships with current and potential donors, which may include government, corporate, foundations as well as individual prospects.
  • Work collaboratively with the Board of Trustees to develop a strategic plan to guide the historic site.
  • Work with Association staff, the Finance Committee, and Executive Committee to prepare a comprehensive annual budget for approval by the Board of Trustees.
  • Establish for visitors and staff a positive, safe and healthy environment in accordance with recognized standards and codes.
  • Monitor and approve expenditures within the authority designated by the Board.
  • Administer the funds of the Association according to approved budget and monitor the monthly cash flow of the organization in order to provide the Board with a comprehensive regular report on revenue expenditures of the Association.

Skills Required:

The optimum candidate should hold a Master’s Degree in History and or Museum Studies, Administration/Management, or related professional field with five years of management experience especially regarding collection care, finances, fundraising and grant application and administration [project management].  A demonstrated knowledge of rural history is helpful in administrating the ‘first-person’ interpretation of the original territorial capital of the Territory South of the Ohio River (1790–92) precursor to the establishment of the State of Tennessee.  A working knowledge of Microsoft Office, PastPerfect and QuickBooks, or similar programs is essential.  The successful candidate should possess strong written and oral communication skills, be a highly organized and motivated team player with proven ability to work well under pressure and manage multiple projects and deadlines while exhibiting diplomacy and the ability to maintain a high level of poise and professionalism in all circumstances. 

Work Schedule:

The position of Executive Director is an exempt position as classified by The Fair Labor Standards Act.   The candidate may work any shift, including evenings, weekends and holidays.

Employer’s Reserved Rights:

This job description does not list all duties of this professional position.  The successful candidate may be asked by members of the governing authority to perform other necessary duties.  The employer has the right to revise this job description at any time.  The job description is not a contract for employment, and either the chosen candidate or the employer may terminate employment, for reason, at any time.

Application Process:

Applicants should send a cover letter and resume via regular mail to the Rocky Mount Historical Association, PO Box 160, Piney Flats, Tennessee, 37686-0160; or, via E-mail to gwalrath@rockymountmuseum.com with Executive Director Search in subject line.
The Rocky Mount Historical Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age or disability.
General questions may be directed to Mr. Walrath at the above email address.
For additional information about Rocky Mount, please visit www.rockymountmuseum.com.


Applications will be accepted until March 6, 2017. All applications will be treated as confidential. After a thorough review, the Association will determine a final list of candidates.  The Association anticipates hiring the successful candidate by June 1, 2017.

Salary will be set commensurate with experience and qualifications. 

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