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: 2018

(March 6 - December 15) 
Tue. - Sat. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Last tour starts by 4 p.m. 

Other days/times available
through group reservation

Living History Tours

Step Back in Time...

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.

Length of Tour

A typical tour of Rocky Mount Museum, including the museum galleries and orientation video will last between one to two hours. 

While you're here you may want to:

Ask about the family 
Ask about the battle of King's Mountain 
Ask about the garden 
Ask about cornhusk dolls 
Ask about the Cotswold sheep 
Or anything else that excites your interest!