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Rose Mont

A Unique Plantation House in Historic Sumner County Tennessee

Built in the 1830's by Josephus Conn Guild

The Uniqueness of Rose Mont

Occupancy by only members of the Guild family from the 1830's until acquired by the City of Gallatin with the assistance of the Rose Mont Restoration Foundation, Inc. in 1993.

A successful blending of Greek Revival and Palladian design. A rare tripartite plan.

Handsome colonnaded galleries coupled with a two story pedimented portico.

Recognition that it is one of Tennessee's outstanding Greek Revival houses, on the National Register of Historic Homes.

Having as its principal activity the raising of thoroughbred horses on it's 500 sprawling acres.

Coupling a historic site with the life and times of an outstanding and unique Tennessean.

Josephus Conn Guild

Attorney, author, orator, soldier, legislator, thoroughbred horseman, Judge, and builder of Rose Mont, J Conn Guild's contributions to the life of Tennessee were as significant as varied. He was part of the important period of the shaping of the United States. He opened a law practice in Gallatin in 1822; served in the General Assembly as a Senator and Representative; achieved the rank of Lieutant Colonel in the Seminole War; began his career as a Judge in 1860. He co-owned thoroughbred horses with Balie Peyton and William Harding, racing them throughout the South. Notable guests entertained at Rose Mont include James K. Polk and Andrew Johnson.

Rose Mont Restoration Foundation, Inc.
was organized in 1993 to:
life and home of
Josephus Conn Guild

A major step in this direction was taken by the foundation in 1996 by the reprinting of Old Times in Tennessee. First published in 1875 by Judge Guild, he relates historical, personal, and political scraps and sketches in this delightful and informative book. It is available for purchase at Rose Mont and the Sumner county Archives. Also available are prints of Alfred Bennett's panting of "Rose Mont"

The opportunity to preserve this important landmark was made possible in 1993 through the financial support of a generous benefactor, Mrs. Ellen Wemyss, the City of Gallatin, and widespread public support. More information on how individuals may share the opportunity of restoring this historical treasure may be obtained by writing to:

Rose Mont Restoration Foundation, Inc.
810 South Water Ave
Gallatin, TN 37066

or e-mail:

The Rose Mont grounds are open to the public from 8AM til dusk daily. The manor is open on special occasions:

Gallatin Tour of Historic Homes - the last Saturday of April
The Rose Mont Renaissance - the third Saturday of June
Gallatin Historic Sites - Christmas Open House - The first Sunday of December

Tours for groups may be arranged by appointment - call 615-230-8474

The manor and grounds are also available for rental for receptions, weddings, meetings, etc. call 615-230-8474

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