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Well worth the visit with "Ranger Rick"

When we arrived we were greeted on the porch by curator Rick. That man is a walking history book... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Centerville, Georgia
A Surprisingly Interesting Spot to Stop!

We had driven by the Sparta Rock House many times but never stopped. This time, we noticed the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Karen J
Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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All reviews nice piece of history president andrew jackson stage stop toll house stagecoach stop docent landmark structure polk information tennessee
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Reviewed 4 days ago

When we arrived we were greeted on the porch by curator Rick. That man is a walking history book. Learned so much about the Rock house location, from an animal trail to a full fledged hiway. The house itself was a toll collection stop, stage...More

Thank brozeboom
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had driven by the Sparta Rock House many times but never stopped. This time, we noticed the "OPEN" sign on the highway so we gave it a shot. We're really glad we did! The state employee who serves as the docent there was very...More

Thank Karen J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place takes you back to the Daniel Boone days. The building has apx 12" thick walls,they tell you the story of past Presidents staying over night here and when the stage coach was coming down the hill with the passengers on board,you could look...More

1  Thank larryoneal
Reviewed 10 September 2018

Rick the tour guide was very informative and I learned a lot in the hour plus that I was there. The time flew by and I didn't realize an hour had passed by. He talked about the Daughters of the American Revolution and how they...More

Thank Longleggedlovely1
Reviewed 7 August 2018

This structure served as a travelers rest during the early 1900s for people crossing the Cumberland plateau, also it was used for people as a place to celebrate their first night of marital bliss together. My grandparents were one of the couples to do so

Thank terry s
Reviewed 25 April 2018

My friend and I stopped here on our travels as it was just off the main road. Very interesting piece of history!! The caretaker gave us a grand tour and lecture about the place from the time of the Indians to well past the Civil...More

Thank Bobby31225
Reviewed 1 April 2018

I love rocks and historic landmarks, so I planned to visit the famous Rock House stage stop on our recent trip though Tennessee. Unfortunately, it was closed on a weekday in March when we arrived. I don't know if that is a seasonal thing or...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Historic overview is given by a very informed Rock House story teller. You will want to hear it from them. Basically in summary it tells of the use of the house for travelers during and after times of Indian scares and uprisings along the horse...More

Thank MaryJo317
Reviewed 10 August 2017

This rock house is very unique and cute! It really suprised me as it is way bigger on the inside than it looks. There is also a guide who will walk you through and give you information.

Thank veronica J
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We were driving the state highways from Nashville to Asheville when we saw the sign for the Rock House, so we veered off the highway and stopped. As we got out of our car, the docent was coming out to greet us, and he then...More

Thank Ricky474747
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