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Follow the steps of 18th century travelers and stop for a visit at Cragfont, General James Winchester's grand frontier home. Located on the original road from Knoxville and the East Coast, Cragfont was a grand and prominent landmark for those making their way west.  Originally hunting grounds for local native American peoples, 33 year old James and his brother George arrived in 1785 and quickly established a fort on land given for their service in the American Revolution.  Cragfont and it's surrounding land quickly became home to white settlers and enslaved families, who worked to build a  frontier community in the young new nation.  Visit today to  hear their stories and explore the landscape and buildings that witnessed history. 

About the Organization:

Located in picturesque Sumner County just 45 minutes from downtown Nashville, Historic Castalian Springs is a nonprofit dedicated to preserving and interpreting the diverse local and regional history at its three state historic sites: Cragfont, Wynnewood, and Hawthorn Hill. Each property tells a unique story and brings visitors into the complex web of culture and events in 18th and 19th century Tennessee. Visit to learn more about daily tours and special events.

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Side view of the main house
Side view of the main house
Garden path
Garden path
Aerial View of Cragfont
Aerial View of Cragfont
Front view of Cragfont
Front view of Cragfont
Side porch at Cragfont
Side porch at Cragfont
General Winchester's office
General Winchester's office
Cragfont State Historic Site

For the most up-to-date hours and information, please contact Cragfont State Historic Site directly.


200 Cragfont Rd
Castalian Springs, TN 37031


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Admission Rates

Adult (ages 18 & up) $10
Student/Child (ages 5 to 17) $5
Senior (62 & up) $9

Combination Ticket Wynnewood & Cragfont*
Adult (ages 18 & up) $16
Student/Child (ages 5 to 17) $8

Bledsoe Creek State Park Campground Discount: $2 off (must show camping receipt)
Senior (62 & up) - $1 off
Active Military - $1 off
Teachers - $1 off

*Good for 4 days from first day of use


Open: April 15 through October 31
Thursday through Sunday 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Guided tours:
Thursday through Sunday at 10 a.m., 12 p.m. and 2 p.m
Dates Closed
Closed Monday to Wednesday,
From April 15 to October 31
Closed for the season from November to April 14

Payment Methods Accepted

  • AMEX
  • Cash
  • Discover
  • Mastercard
  • Visa

Discounts Given

  • Senior Citizen Discount
  • Other Discounts
  • Active Military
  • Group Discount
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