Step back in time to the year 1791 at Rocky Mount Museum, and experience the life of the early frontier settlers of Tennessee. Rocky Mount is a historic home and farm first established by William Cobb around 1770. From 1790-1792 William Cobb’s home served as the capital of the Southwest Territory: which became the State of Tennessee a few year later. Today Rocky Mount recreates the year 1791 through First Person Living History Tour. Visitors are welcomed by our historical interpreters dressed in the style of 1790s, portraying Cobb family members and other frontier people living in the Southwest Territory. These guides take your through the Cobb home, and outbuildings showing life in the Southwest Territory: how they lived, cooked, made clothes etc. Rocky Mount has recently renovated the museum galleries displaying artifacts of the local history from pre-European contact through the early 20th century. Tours are given Tuesday- Saturday from 11-4 March-Mid December.Rocky Mount is a Tennessee Historic Site operated cooperatively by the Rocky Mount Historical Association and the Tennessee Historical Association.
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