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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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10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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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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Very nice few hours!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Deborah G
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Henderson, Tennessee
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Henderson, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Thank Deborah G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I didn't get the discount by buying 3 tickets to 3 plantations. Wasn't expecting to go to this one. I had a rainy day and was in the area so I went. Great guide. Felt sorry for them in period dress in the rain. Little gift shop. Wish I could have walked around the grounds but opted not to in... More 

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Wood River, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting place to visit. This plantation is unlike others in the Nashville area. It is more in the Federal style than the more ornate Greek Revival style. Much more designed for function than flashiness. The tour guide was very knowledgeable about the structure and the family who owned the plantation. She also was knowledgeable about the history of the plantation.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The first thing a tourist needs to know about Nashville, Tennessee, is it is much more than the Grand Ole Opry, the Hermitage and Belle Meade. A trip to Travellers Rest Plantation and Museum is worth the time and admission fee if only for the fact that you'll learn all about Judge John Overton, the fascinating man who built the... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Historic Traveler's Rest is an interesting place, truly off the tourist-beaten path in Nashville, however I don't insist it goes on your list. If you have time and $12, add it to the bottom. The home and its stories are much older then the Civil War - era places higher on the list of to-dos, which is a fun way... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the best antebellum (pre Civil War) sites to visit in greater Nashville. The home on this plantation is one of the oldest plantation homes in the area. Some of the trees, immense ginkos and magnolias, date back to the 1800s. They alone are worth the visit. There's also an award-winning exhibit on what it was like... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've lived in Nashville for nearly 30 years and just got around to visiting Travellers Rest. It was well worth the time. Docent, Kelly, was very informative and was great in answering questions. I learned a lot about John Overton and early Nashville history.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

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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