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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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Sun 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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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Engaging tour and great tour guide!

Travellers Rest Plantation is a great place to visit if you want to learn a lot about the Civil War experience for a family of Southern sympathizers as well as discuss history... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Memphis, Tennessee
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Grove City, Ohio
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41 reviews 41 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

We'd never heard of Traveller's Rest until we ran across it on the Belle Meade Plantation site** Highly recommend purchasing the Battle of Nashville Tour. You can purchase it online and simply show the first stop your email invoice. They will give you the tickets for all three locations; Traveller's Rest, the Belmont Mansion, and the Belle Meade Plantation. It's... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Travellers Rest Plantation is a great place to visit if you want to learn a lot about the Civil War experience for a family of Southern sympathizers as well as discuss history with a tour guide who wants to be sure that you enjoy yourself! Ben did a wonderful job of making us feel engaged with the house and history... More 

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Maryland
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64 reviews 64 reviews
17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Not really sure how we discovered this place to visit, but I'm really glad we did. It was very interesting and well run. Nice and peaceful and good exhibits.

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Vanleer, Tennessee
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Tour guides Chad and Tonya were excellent!!! They really brought the Overtaon family to life for us. They were knowledgable, informative and fun. They really made our trip to Traveler's rest amazing. We were surprised to learn that part of the "Battle of Nashville" during the "Civil War" took place on the Overton's land. The museum and movie were infomative... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This is one of the best historical plantations and/or museums I've ever been too. The staff there is super helpful, kind, informative, and they care about history which gives the atmosphere a very positive vibe (nothing's worse than someone who works in a field that they don't like.) The house itself is decorated much like it would have been back... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

A great place to visit! The summer camps are amazing! If you are thinking about visiting TR, you should!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This is a great place to take kids to learn about what it was like to live in the "old days". The problem, kids just don't find it all that interesting. It is best to go when there is a festival or special event so that the kids (and adults) can engage in hands on crafts like candle-dipping, doll making,... More 

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Franklin, Tennessee
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

My son was working on a 6th grade school project and asked to visit the Slavery exhibit at Travellers Rest to do research. He has visited the Plantation for prior events and loved the Halloween event. Tonya Staggs gave us a special tour and explained the exhibit from start to finish. She was so nice to take the time to... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

A really great piece of early Nashville and Tennessee history. From the 1700s thru the civil war and beyond. Our guide Ellen shared stories of the civil war battles on and near the property and the family who lived there and what they had to endure. Her knowledge and enthusiasm added a great deal to the presentation.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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93 reviews 93 reviews
39 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

What an amazing preservation of history! We learned so much about the one man's influence not only on Nashville and the rest of Tennessee, but in American history, as well. (Plus, the fact that you can walk on ORIGINAL hardwood floors that were traversed by President Andrew Jackson and other historical dignities is mind blowing!) The tour guides are full... More 

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