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Sparta Rock House

Highway 70, Sparta, TN 38583
+1 931-738-7305
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Travelers rest on the olde state route

This structure served as a travelers rest during the early 1900s for people crossing the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
terry s
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Sparta, Tennessee
Nice historical place.

My friend and I stopped here on our travels as it was just off the main road. Very interesting... read more

Reviewed 24 April 2018
Bobby31225
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Fort Mohave, Arizona
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Highway 70, Sparta, TN 38583
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"nice piece of history"
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"president andrew jackson"
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"stagecoach stop"
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"toll house"
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"landmark"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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Reviewed 24 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
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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
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Reviewed 8 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
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Reviewed 9 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
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Reviewed 8 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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Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

We stopped in here to see the house. Unbelievable that it is original roof an the house has weathered so well. The gentleman was quite knowledgeable an friendly. Everyone needs to know the history of our country. Well worth a visit. The house has a...More

2  Thank elaine c
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Reviewed 25 May 2017

Have visited here several times. The house is steeped in local and national history as US. President made stops at this location. Not open daily. No entrance fee.

1  Thank Barbara S
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Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

The Rock House was built in the 1830's and served as a toll house and stagecoach stop along the Wilderness Trail. President Andrew Jackson used to stop here on his trips to and from Washington. Former president James K. Polk was also a visitor to...More

Thank DDay1959
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Reviewed 29 October 2016

Built as a two-room structure, now one large room with a fireplace at both ends. Filled with historic pictures and mementos. There is a docent with information concerning the house, the eras, and other important Tennessee facts. You get a lot of information in a...More

Thank YorkGardener
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