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Address: 636 Farrell Parkway, Nashville, TN 37220
Phone Number: +1 615-832-8197
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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Nice bite-sized way to learn about the history of Nashville, Tennessee and an early 'dynasty'

We visited on a beautiful Thanksgiving weekend day with my elderly mother who has some mobility restrictions. Everyone was very friendly and patient with her pace and her needs... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited on a beautiful Thanksgiving weekend day with my elderly mother who has some mobility restrictions. Everyone was very friendly and patient with her pace and her needs. The display and films in the small visitor's centre provides a lot of history and interest over a significant period in the history of the local area, the house and the... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow, this is an amazing site..... This is the only house museum that actively interprets so many different periods of American history. It is a prehistoric site, the wave of the first American frontier, the Civil War and American-Jacksonian politics.... Our family stopped in while some student groups were participating in "Period" activities and, the staff invited our kids to... More 

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Dousman, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Travelers Rest plantation was in the midst of the very vicious fighting going on around Nashville at the end of 1864. The family had relatives in the Confederate army and John Bell Hood stayed here, making it his Headquaters for this campaign. The house is very nicely preserved as is the grounds around it..there is even the same railroad tracks... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Traveller's Rest Plantation and Museum and the history of these properties highlights the racial tensions of USA. Movie was not great but you have to take the entire tour into perspective rather than one part. I was able to ask questions and get answers quickly. I enjoyed the experience and love historical properties.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

We visited Travellers Rest Plantation the morning before our flight back to Tucson. The visit was a highlight of our trip. Chris gave us a personal tour and provided us with more information about Plantations, Tennessee history and the people who lived there during that time. Even with 200 kids on a field trip, we received personal attention.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

We arrived at Traveller's Rest and were told we had 2 options, either the "entire experience" which consisted of the museum, the house tour, and looking at the property (which would take 3 ish hours) or a shorter version (minus the house tour). We bought the tickets for the "entire experience". We were then told to go into the museum... More 

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Heber Springs, Arkansas
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

We got there at 3:50 for 4:00 tour, said they had a wedding and we could not tour. Drove six hours for this. Then they said they are closed the next day. CALL ahead. Good thing is tickets do not expire so maybe my grandchildren can go on there vacation.

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Henderson, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

We had "The Teacher" as our tour guide, and I thoroughly enjoyed her knowledge and love of the place. We are all so fortunate that groups of people get together to save these pieces of our history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

Ethel was the absolute best tour guide I have ever met anywhere! She was very knowledgeable and answered everyone's questions. We never felt rushed. We were allowed to actually enter most of the rooms. I would recommend this tour to everybody. This tour put the Hermitage tour to shame. We thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

come to Travellers Rest with family the tour guide was very nice and she knew ever then about Travellers Rest over all very Friendly and educational

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