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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 Afternoon.

Much better than we expected. The tour guide needs a little practice, but a wealth of knowledge. Very interesting civil war history and 200 year old home tour.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Mariemont, Ohio

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Mariemont, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Much better than we expected. The tour guide needs a little practice, but a wealth of knowledge. Very interesting civil war history and 200 year old home tour.

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Absolutely loved Traveler's Rest. Much more intimate than the Belle Meade plantation and much less crowded. Loved the beautiful magnolia trees and the knowledgeable tour guide who made the whole experience fun and interesting.

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Birmingham, Alabama
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

My first official Civil War tour. Beautiful plantation and home. Staff was knowledgeable and their passion for history most evident. Most enjoyable tour that made you feel you were back in time.

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Henderson
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Beautiful mansion site and truly knowledgeable tour guides to tell the story.. Mansion built on site of Nashville Battle. Ask for Tonya if you get the choice.. She knew so many tidbits and kept you interested for more!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Stepping onto the porch of the mansion, you immediately become immersed in the life and times of the 1800's. Travellers rest seems to have been untouched in many ways, albeit, the mansion is air conditioned. The tour guide is energetic, informative, and passionate about revealing the intricacies of the Overton family, from the building of the mansion, to their family... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

My husband and I visited Travellers Rest at the end of 8 days spent in the Nashville area touring historic sites. As part of the Battle of Nashville tour, we were pleased that Travellers Rest fulfilled our expectations providing many details about that portion of the site's history while at the same time giving plenty of context about Judge Overton... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The grounds are very well maintained-- as is the house. Its so close to all the happenings and goings on in Nashville that I think its a worthwhile stop for sure. All in all, you would spend roughly an hour there and see just about everything. Whether or not its worth $12 is the real question. I think its worth... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Travellers Rest is the story of Frontier Nashville and the Civil War tragedy and was General John Bell Hood's headquarters before the Battle of Nashville. Built in 1799, it is the oldest historic home in Nashville that is open to the public. The grounds are quite large, but it is nice to walk around and take in the beauty of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Had an amazing time and learned a lot of history. A must stop in Tennessee. Ask for John for your tour guide. Not only is he passionate about the plantation, but he is also related to the family.

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Hernando, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Our visit to the Traveller's Rest Plantation was great . The staff was very nice and our tour guide Ben was very knowledgeable on the history of the home and the surrounding area . It is a must see in the Nashville area. You will not be disappointed !

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Additional Information about Historic Travellers Rest Plantation & Museum

Address: 636 Farrell Parkway, Nashville, TN 37220
Phone Number: +1 615-832-8197
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Nashville
Open Hours:
Monday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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