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Travellers Rest Plantation & Museum

636 Farrell Parkway, Nashville, TN 37220
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Ranked #32 of 121 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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
20 helpful votes 20 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
2 helpful votes 2 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
16 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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San Antonio, Texas
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96 reviews 96 reviews
48 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

This is the plantation-style home of John Overton who was one of three founders of modern day Memphis, Tennessee, in the early 1800's and for whom the city's (Memphis') major urban park is named. It is not spectacular by comparison to other antebellum homes (the original wing dates to 1799), but it is certainly worth a visit if you're a... More

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Athens, Alabama
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Great historical site in Nashville that many in the area do not even know is there. My family took a day trip to Nashville during Spring Break and discovered Travellers Rest online while making plans. We were able to visit the museum, take the guided tour, and then tour the grounds without being rushed. We had a great guide who... More

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