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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
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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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Shrimp Boil

Some friends and I went to the Low Country Shrimp Boil in April 2015 at Travellers Rest. Although it was a very cold day, we had a wonderful time walking the grounds listening to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Cathy N

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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Some friends and I went to the Low Country Shrimp Boil in April 2015 at Travellers Rest. Although it was a very cold day, we had a wonderful time walking the grounds listening to Zydeco music and enjoying the food and beer! I love the history that surrounds this area and want to come back.

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Thank Cathy N
Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a good time and Kelly gives a great tour. Very knowledgeable and friendly staff! Looking forward to my next visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were on our home to Michigan and decided to stop last minute. Chelsea,Ben and John were awesome! We spent more time then we had planned on but well worth it! Definitely would stop again!

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Thank Melissa H
Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

We visited this plantation as part of the Battle of Nashville tour. While Belle Meade was way more built up, this one was very well set up as it would've been for the time. I loved it.

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Thank anghatfield
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

I highly recommend you to visit this beautiful and interesting historic home. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable. They also do weddings here.

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Thank Colette L
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

This place is pretty cool for history buffs. The property has strong connections to Andrew Jackson and also the Civil War. The estate is about a 20 minute walk, while the tour of the house is about 45 minutes. The tour was subpar and the house was decorated in a hodgepodge manner that did not seem correct for the era... More 

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League City, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

I totally enjoyed a peek into the past lives of the Overton family. My guide, Kelly, was knowledgeable and friendly. She has a passion for Tennessee history. Many original or period pieces or furniture add to the energy of the house tour. The land and herb gardens are peaceful.Lots to see and learn.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

It is a bit off of I-65 and a little hard to find, but I highly recommend the visit. Our tour guide, Ben Franklin, knew every in and out of the property and a ton about the civil war. The house once held Andrew Jackson which was very impressive. This was a very detailed tour and very reasonably priced! Extremely... More 

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White House, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

I highly recommend a visit whether you're a tourist or resident of the area. I've been here before but my sister hadn't. Still I learned & saw things I didn't remember from before. Chelsea was our guide & although we came a little late she took the time to give us a complete tour & didn't rush us. She was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

This place is a little hard to find but our GPS took us to the exact spot. The tour and our guide were wonderful.

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