Rocky Mount celebrating holidays with Christmas Tours

Rocky Mount will be offering its traditional evening Christmas tours on Dec. 4, 5, 11 and 12. Additionally, Rocky Mount will also host daytime Christmas tours this year on weekdays in December.

The Rocky Mount State Historic Site in Piney Flats is celebrating Christmas with its traditional Christmas tours.

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 1700s 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, Governor Blount, and many of their friends and neighbors as you tour the historic homestead. The evening tours will conclude with an outdoor reception including a bonfire, warm cocoa, and baked goods. 

This year we are expanding our tour offerings and including a new daytime tour called, “A Colonial Christmas”. 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. 

Our Christmas tours will begin the first week of December with limited ticket availability this year. To attend, tickets must be purchased in advance on our website or over the phone. Our Candlelight Christmas tours will be held Dec. 4, 5, 11 and 12. The daytime tours will be available during the weekdays of December. Admission is $15 for adults, $12 for children and seniors. Rocky Mount offers discounted rates for groups of 10 or more and for Rocky Mount Historical Association members. 

In light of the global Coronavirus pandemic, Rocky Mount has enacted safety protocols and masks will be required. For more information, please call 423.538.7396 or email


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