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Historic Travellers Rest Plantation & Museum

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Address: 636 Farrell Pkwy, Nashville, TN 37220-1218
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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Don't overlook this historic jewel!!!

As an historian coming from a part of the country rather short on history, I continue to be amazed at all of the history and historical attractions in Nashville and Middle... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Nashville, Tennessee
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Nashville, Tennessee
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

As an historian coming from a part of the country rather short on history, I continue to be amazed at all of the history and historical attractions in Nashville and Middle Tennessee. It is easy for Travellers Rest Plantation to be overshadowed by the more famous Belle Meade Mansion and Plantation and of course, by Andrew Jackson's plantation, The Hermitage.... More 

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McKinney, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The setting of this beautiful historic home and grounds and buildings are extremely well maintained and include excellent period furnishings. Our tour guide Kelly was incredibly knowledgeable and it was obvious that she loves what she does. She helped us to understand the Overton family that lived at Travellers Rest and the buildings through her informative narrative. She was excited... More 

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Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I love to visit old homes. This isn't as glamorous as some of the estates, but a knowledgable and friendly staff help to give you insight into the way they lived.

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East Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a beautiful home with some interesting history behind the individuals who lived here. Ben our guide was very friendly and informative, and passionate about history and the home. You see quite a bit of the home and it is well preserved. The grounds are very nice and the slavery exhibit in an outbuilding was interesting. Although the guides... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Several friends and I visited Traveler's Rest Plantation. We watched a 20 minute video regarding history of plantation. Toured the mansion with a guide who was excellent and know the history re: family and survival of the house during and after the war. Tis would be excellent information for school age children.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The tour my parents and I got was so informative and interesting! Kelly did an amazing job and she didn't just know the information, she loved it, which made it so much more interesting! I would definitely recommend a tour to a friend and I would recommend Kelly as the tour guide!!

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

The young girl tour guide was extremely knowledgeable not only of the house, but the time period in general. The tour as about 40 min. but we visited much longer. The information center had a short video and time line to help you get acquainted with what you would see. You can photograph outside, but not inside. That was the... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

The grounds and house were nice to see. The house wasnt as spectacular as other historical sites. Tour guide Ethel did a nice job. Would have liked to have learned more about the history of the plantation and the battle of Nashville. We got lots of interesting facts about the family and home but not a lot of tie in

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lake forest
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

The home is old but, not many original pieces. They did a good job at decorating for the period. Our guide wasn't happy that we were added on to the group, so we felt that we missed somethings .

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

The House & Property of Travelers Rest are so well preserved and what a superb staff:)!! They are obviously so careful to remain true to the history of the Overton Home, I was so impressed!!!

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