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Historic Travellers Rest Plantation & Museum

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Address: 636 Farrell Parkway, Nashville, TN 37220
Phone Number: +1 615-832-8197
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10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Leisure education
Description: Travellers Rest Plantation & Museum celebrates the history of early...
Travellers Rest Plantation & Museum celebrates the history of early Nashville. The home, built by Judge John Overton, was completed in 1799 - just three years after Tennessee became a state. The home is furnished with period and family pieces all dating to the 1830s or earlier.
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Great Interpretation of History

It is a bit out of the way from other Nashville tourist sites, but the National, Local, and Family history here all entwined greatly to influence the city of Nashville in war and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

It is a bit out of the way from other Nashville tourist sites, but the National, Local, and Family history here all entwined greatly to influence the city of Nashville in war and commerce The War Between the States was literally fought on the property. Hear stories of bravery and intrigue, carried out. by women and men. A cannonball hit... More 

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New City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

The Historic Travellers Rest Plantation & Museum is a wonderful place to learn about some of Nashville's Colonial history. Set on a plantation, the museum houses a short history of plantation life during the Civil War and the Battle of Nashville. The house itself was occupied by a famous General and his family and was built in different years. Outside... More 

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Meridianville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Such history! The best collection I've seen for historical items. Chelsea our guide was very informative and sweet!

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Mission Viejo, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

We stopped her late one afternoon and were able to catch the last tor of the day. Ben Franklin was our guide of the plantation, his passion about the history and facts made this truly a memorable stop on our trip to Nashville.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I'm a big fan of Historical House tours and was looking forward to this one. Nashville has such an interesting Civil War history that seems to be underplayed in comparison to the rich music scene of the city and I thought Traveller's Rest would highlight some of this history. The grounds and exhibits themselves are interesting; it gives you a... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This lesser known plantation is a true gem to visit. Our guide, Ben, was passionate about the history of this property and its important role in the Battle of Nashville, the Civil War, and history of Tennessee. During our visit, history came alive in an entertaining and informative guided tour. While less grand than some of the other better known... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Our guide, Chelsea, brought Tennessee's rich history to life in a way we have not yet experienced during our trip. She was very informative and answered all of our questions that we had. The Traveler's Rest is an overlooked treasure in the Nashville area and a must see.

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Salem, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We enjoyed the drive to Travelers Rest and were pleased that it was not crowded with visitors, even in the afternoon. Our tour guide, Ben, was very knowledgeable about the plantation and Civil War history, in general, and answered our many questions readily. He did a wonderful job of making the Overton family's story feel personal, placing their lives in... More 

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Virginia, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Ellen was our tour guide, and she was so knowledgeable and wasn't boring at all. We learned so much from her, and the house and grounds are beautiful. Well worth the trip!!!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Awesome tour and a really neat part of TN and Civil War history. Extremely well done display on slaves that worked the plantation. Our tour guide Ben did an excellent job providing humor and a ton of knowledge regarding not only the Plantation but history of the Civil War and TN in general.

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