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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
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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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fascinating experience

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Teresa D
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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago 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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Thank tw1956
lake forest
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank mdlifetraveler
Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank David W
Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enrolled my son in the Civil War Officers Training Academy this summer. I am completely in awe of the fabulous experience he received during the course of this week. Mr Burgess took the period of the Civil War (which did not favor north or south opinions), and made it come to life as it would have been for any... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our tour guys was very informative on the history of the plantation and was able to answer all of our questions we had. It was a short drive from downtown but well worth the trip for all the information it gave about its major importance to the civil war.

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Thank Nicholas S
Lee's Summit, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our tour guide, Ben, was extremely personable and was very knowledgeable about the plantation. The plantation home itself was beautiful, and we had a marvelous time. This is a must-see for anyone interested in history!

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Berkley, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am really glad I went to Traveler’s Rest, it is a little bit outside of the city, but worth the effort to visit. Its $12 for a tour that actually allows you to walk into the house, the artifacts in the house were very cool and it was fun to try and imagine what life might have been like.... More 

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Channahon, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our tour guide "Ben" was very knowledgeable of the plantation. He made the tour very informative and enjoyable.

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

First trip through Nashville, we concentrated on the wonderful music and museums downtown. Thankfully, on our second trip we dug deeper into the history and toured three antebellum mansions. If you have ANY interest in the old, deep south, Civil War, plantations, people who built this area...by all means, go to the antebellum mansions. BUT (and it's a huge BUT!)... More 

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