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Travellers Rest Plantation & Museum

636 Farrell Parkway, Nashville, TN 37220
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Ranked #41 of 117 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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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I so loved visiting the grounds of Travelers Rest and experiencing the staff at this historical landmark. It is wonderful that Travelers Rest represents the historical South and fairly shows the life and times prior to and after the Civil War. The hospitality of the staff was exception and I enjoyed them very much.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014 via mobile

We particularly liked the Grounds; our tour of the House was with Ellen - refreshing perspective, memorable insights ( Battle of Nashville cannonball crashing into west room; Mrs. Overton's medicinal skills). Traveler's Rest has a wonderfully subtle comfortable ness.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014 via mobile

Our tour guide was Ellen I think, but I know her name started with an E. We thoroughly enjoyed her knowledge and humor! It was definitely worth our time to take the tour and really brought history to life for us.

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Cumberland, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

My husband and I spent an enjoyable two hours touring the grounds of the plantation. Our tour guide was dressed in period costume and very knowledgeable about the history of the house and was happy to share her stories with us. The 20 minute video produced by students at TSU explained the history of the homestead and its role in... More

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Canton, Georgia
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Traveller's Rest was our final tour. We had Mandy (I think that was her name) and she was fantastic. She had such a great personality and was very eager for us to experience the house and understand it's purpose for the family. Traveller's Rest is NOT a loudly decorated, super comfortable home for it's time. It was a basic house... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Ben was a great tour guide and educated historian. It held its own compared to the Hermitage, Belmont and Belle Meade. It's a smaller operation than the others: would call first to make sure it's open and not busy hosting an event.

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Signal Mountain, Tennessee
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65 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

If you are a fan of old homes or Civil War history, this is a must-see in Nashville. The Overton family was one of the wealthiest in the state and hobnobbed with Andrew Jackson and all other 19th-century notables in Tennessee. The house is rambling and frame, fully furnished and reflective of semi-frontier aristocracy. This is no elegant plantation home... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

The plantation and museum are not sign-posted even on neighbouring roads, which is a real shame, as this place is a hidden jewel. The house is not a grand southern mansion, but rather a large farm house with furniture, objects and lots of history. I was personally shown round by two knowledgeable guides in period costume, and loved it.

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Rome, Georgia
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13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

We toured Travellers Rest on a Saturday morning as they were setting up for a wedding. The house is preserved as it would have been in the 1880's. NIce way to spend a Saturday morning.

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Boise, Idaho
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9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

This plantation was not on the scale of The Hermitage or Belle Meade, however the grounds are beautiful, the out buildings are well presented. And the historic house is stately. A nice place to visit for a couple of hours.

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