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Travellers Rest Plantation & Museum

636 Farrell Parkway, Nashville, TN 37220
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Ranked #32 of 122 attractions in Nashville
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums
Activities: Leisure education
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Traveler Description: Travellers Rest Plantation & Museum is one of the most unique historic homes in the Nashville,Tennessee area.  If you want the history of early... more »
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English first
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I didn't believe the GPS when it was taking me to the place since it is right in the middle of a subdivision, buy there it was. We watched the movie before we went in and tried to figure out how short people shot those guns. Then the tour guide showed us the school house and then the main house.... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

As you drive to Travellers Rest, you think you're in the wrong place. You continue driving through the neighborhood, thinking this can't possibly be right as you pass home after home and watch folks tend to their yard. Just as you see the train overpass and decide it's time to turn around, there it is! Traveller's rest was a stop... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Travellers Rest is not as opulent a home as some of the plantation homes in the Nashville area. It was a little difficult to get to, but well worth the visit. The tour gives a great perspective of Frontier Nashville.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I visited Travellers Rest Plantation on June 10. A large group arrived shortly after me and Ellen, the tour guide, informed me that I would be touring the house with them. Ellen did a great job! She mentioned to us that she was a little nervous because she normally did not have such a large group but I couldn't tell... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

I took a group of Senior Citizen from Nashville to Travellers Rest, on June 10th. Ellen was our guide. Many of our group live near by but didn't know all the history of the place. I had visited there before, but was reminded of the rich historical history of this plantation. Places in Nashville and Memphis were named for John... More

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Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I was visiting with a friend who lives in Nashville and we decided to stop by Travellers Rest. We were not disappointed! Our tour guide was Cailin and she gave my friend and me our own tour, which we found to be very interesting and informative. Cailin has a passion for history and it showed. Although there was a wedding... More

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Franklin, Tennessee
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We have been residents of Middle Tennessee since 1970, but had never taken the time to visit Travellers Rest until today. Our tour guide, Ellen, was well-informed and enthusiastically shared interesting information on an hour tour of this beautiful and historic plantation. We learned things about Nashville and Civil War history that we had not previously known. One of the... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We visited Travellers Rest and Belle Meade and loved them both. While Travellers Rest is not as big or ornante as Belle Meade, it had a lot to offer and we LOVED the tour. As our guide, Ellen, took us through the house she was sure to point out the most interesting things about the house, telling interesting facts and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

As a native Nashvillian, I've been to Belmont, Belle Meade and the Franklin sites. My visit to Traveller's Rest was a pleasant surprise. Ben was a great tour guide, funny and with specific insite to the family. Much more family history discussed at this house than some of the others and all in period clothing! A definite must do for... More

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Ft. Lauderdale
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78 reviews 78 reviews
16 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Skip this place and drive 20 minutes into Nashville and go to the Tennessee State museum which is free and amazing. We paid for our tickets here and were never told there was a wedding starting and we couldn't see barn or house and there would be no tour! BIG RIP OFF! The ticket guy (John) was unfriendly. He actually... More

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