PINEY FLATS, TN – Nov. 13, 2019 – Experience an old-fashioned Christmas at the annual “Candlelight Christmas” event happening 4:30-8 p.m. Dec. 6-7 and Dec. 13-14 at Rocky Mount State Historic Site.
“Candlelight Christmas” tours are a chance to look back at a simpler time. Travel back to Christmas Eve 1791 when the Cobb family home was adorned with handmade decorations of greenery and lit by candles. Meet the Cobb family, Governor Blount and his family, and many of the Cobb family’s friends and neighbors. Listen to the stories of firing the anvil, the kissing ball, poor man’s punch and more.
Watch dances and even join in. Tap your toes and clap your hands to the traditional music being played. Smell the apple fritters frying in the kitchen, the pies waiting to be eaten in the dining room, and the smoke of the bonfire. At the end of the tour, warm up in the reception area with coffee, hot chocolate, and other goodies.
“Candlelight Christmas” is a new way to experience an old favorite. This tour is completely different from Rocky Mount’s daily tours and captures a different side of life in 1791.
There will be some brief time spent outside, so you should dress for the weather. Walk-ins are welcome, but it is STRONGLY recommended you call ahead to reserve your time.
Admission is $12 for adults and $8 for children. Rocky Mount also offers discounted rates for groups of 12 or more (reservations are required to receive group rate) and discounts for Rocky Mount Historical Association members.
For more information, call 423-538-7396 or visit www.rockymountmuseum.com.
Rocky Mount State Historic Site is open to the public 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturdayfrom the first Tuesday in March through the second Saturday in December. Rocky Mount is located at 200 Hyder Hill Road, Piney Flats – just off Highway 11-E, midway between Johnson City and Piney Flats.
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