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Address: 636 Farrell Parkway, Nashville, TN 37220
Phone Number: 615-832-8197
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10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Hours:
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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Travellers Rest is the travelers' best!

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... read more

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

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 NEW

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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
1 review
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
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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
55 helpful votes 55 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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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

My husband and I toured Traveler's Rest on Valentine's Day this year. The house itself could have been interesting but the guide we had completely ruined our visit. From the minute we entered the visitors center it felt like the staff were annoyed that we were there. We toured the museum piece and watched he video which were both good... More 

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White House, Tennessee
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76 reviews 76 reviews
21 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We went on a school field trip. The tour was abbreviated but still very good. The tour kept the kids attention which was great

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Mount Juliet, Tennessee
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This was a fun experience and great way to spend the day with family. The plantation was beautiful and the actors were wonderful and very engaging. The price was very fair.

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Memphis
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120 reviews 120 reviews
19 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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