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 https://www.historiccastaliansprings.org/ to learn more about daily tours and special events.
Thursday through Sunday 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Thursday through Sunday at 10 a.m., 12 p.m. and 2 p.m
For the most up-to-date hours and information, please contact Cragfont State Historic Site directly.