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Come Celebrate
The Christmas of 1791

Come tour the home that hosted Tennessee’s first frontiersmen and women and learn about the Christmas traditions of 1791.

The Rocky Mount State Historic Site in Piney Flats, Tennessee is celebrating Christmas with its traditional Christmas tours. Come tour the home that hosted Tennessee’s first frontiersmen and women and learn about the Christmas traditions of 1791.

 

The Cobb home at Rocky Mount has witnessed hundreds of years of Christmas celebrations dating from the colonial era to today. Every year to celebrate Christmas, the historic homestead is decorated with traditional 1700’s holiday décor and tours are offered to the public. During the tour you’ll travel back to Christmas Eve of 1791 when the Cobb family home is celebrating with decorations made of fresh greenery, lit by candles, and full of cheer. You will meet and rejoice with the Cobb family, the governor, and many of their friends and neighbors as you tour the historic homestead.

Our Tours

Two Different Experiences

Candlelight Christmas

Candlelight Christmas

Our Candlelight tours offer a unique Christmas experience with period-attired interpreters that many of our guests have come to love over the years. During the Candlelight tour, you’ll travel back to Christmas Eve 1791 when the Cobb family home is celebrating with handmade decorations of greenery, lit by candles, and full of cheer. You will meet and rejoice with the Cobb family, the Governor, and many of their friends and neighbors as you tour the historic homestead.

Cobb House in Snow

A Colonial Christmas

This year we are expanding our tour offerings and including a new daytime tour. This tour will feature a tour guide who will take you through the historic homestead during the day explaining the history of Christmas traditions that took place in East Tennessee. These tours are an interactive daytime experience designed to make learning about the Tennessee Frontiersmen and women fun and memorable. Come learn about the Christmas traditions of our Tennessean settlers led by one of our tour guides as you walk on the Capitol grounds.

Our Tours

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Candlelight Christmas​

A Colonial Christmas​

Come Celebrate The Christmas of 1791​

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