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Travellers Rest Plantation & Museum

Address: 636 Farrell Parkway, Nashville, TN 37220
Phone Number: 615-832-8197
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Ranked #24 of 98 Attractions in Nashville
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Activities: Leisure education
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Travellers Rest Plantation & Museum celebrates the history of early Nashville. The home, built by...
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Attraction details
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Activities: Leisure education
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Owner description: 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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Memphis
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115 reviews 115 reviews
19 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Took my son there as he had read about the Overton';s and their role in the set up of Memphis. Used Waze on my cell but it did not get us to the plantation in the first go. Fortunately the signs are adequate in the area and it is close to the railway track. The ticket prices on the website... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We decided to visit one historic mansion in Nashville and picked Traveller's Rest over Belle Meade, thinking that the kids would absorb more in a relaxed setting. We had an excellent visit. We started in the museum and took our time since no one else was there. The kids were surprisingly interested in the 30 minute video discussing the Overton... More 

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Mount Juliet, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Because of the plethora of interesting information our tour was presented by two guides. The first part was directed by Chad who was very knowledgeable and entertaining and the second half by Tonya who was equally informative. The house was decorated as it would have been in the 1820s and was presented very well. I have always said that you... More 

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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89 reviews 89 reviews
49 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Another hidden gem of Nashville. Beautiful historic home and grounds. Great staff, Check schedule for special events.

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Lakeland, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

a wealth of information....John Overton's house is there.. you can do the house and grounds tour or grounds and museum tour...My ancestor John Bell Hood stay there during the Battle of Nashville. I learned a lot about him.. His reputation was not as bad as I recently thought it to be.. Has smokehouse,still and more very interesting history pieces...

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Mayville, Wisconsin
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

My friend and I visited this plantation recently and did the self-guided tour. There were some school trips touring inside the plantation with a guide, so we were recommended to take a self-guided tour so we could get more out of our visit and not be rushed. We were able to go into the museum and around the grounds while... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 via mobile

Full of history and interesting facts. Loved my tour! Well worth a stop if you're in the area. My guide was a wealth of information.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

An excellent visit. The guide was dressed in period clothes and very informative. When was arrived it was closed, but they opened up early to allow us to take a tour. The museum is excellent, with a video that sets the story of the house and the people who lived in it! The tour of the house was great! An... More 

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Old Hickory, Tennessee
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

A very interesting tour. The tour guides are very knowledgeable however, the one we had did not act like he was glad to be there. He was an older guy and it was very clear he didn't like his job or he was having a bad day. There were 2 other guides there that were younger and so friendly I... More 

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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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