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Historic Travellers Rest Plantation & Museum

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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
Fee: Yes

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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Great for history buffs

There is a great deal of historic places to visit in and around Nashville and this is one that I had not previously seen. Our guides Kelly and Benita were a wealth of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There is a great deal of historic places to visit in and around Nashville and this is one that I had not previously seen. Our guides Kelly and Benita were a wealth of information and very patient with my many questions. I would recommend going later in the season when the trees are full and in bloom as my visit... More 

Thank rainey941
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful day at travelers rest. Chris our tour guide was a wonderful orator of the Tennessee frontier and the making of the plantation. She was so welcoming that we were comfortable discussing the history of the plantation along with our personal talks on Ireland and Perfume. Fantastic!

Thank Kellye D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

I just went on a tour of Traveler's Rest with Chad. He was very informative and took his time to explain he history of the area and historical significance of the property. We came from MN initially on Tuesday, but they were closed this week for a training session with the employees. Chad was kind enough to schedule a private... More 

2 Thank Eric D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

My tour guide Jennifer was excellent even though she was new! This house is a great history lesson in the earliest history of America and Tennessee.

1 Thank Phyllis S
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

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 

2 Thank MaryinCricklewood
Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

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 

3 Thank MDFS333
Dousman, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

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 

1 Thank Monica58860
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016

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.

2 Thank Lee A
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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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