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Travelers Rest Historic Site

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Stepping back in time!

Travelers Rest is part of the Georgia State Parks system. It is old house that was a Bed and... read more

Reviewed 20 June 2018
ShirleyA308
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Toccoa, Georgia
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A short drive from Toccoa, Ga., this historic site is interestingly intriguing, even if not... read more

Reviewed 1 March 2018
RoninParis
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Paris, France
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4339 Riverdale Rd, Toccoa, GA 30577-8341
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Reviewed 13 August 2018

This historic place was once an inn owned by a very wealthy man named Devereaux Jarrett. It was built in 1815 and was bought by the State of Georgia in 1955 for $8000.00. According to the tour guide almost 60% of the original structure and...More

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Reviewed 20 June 2018

Travelers Rest is part of the Georgia State Parks system. It is old house that was a Bed and Breakfast type building in the 1800's. It has authentic furniture and the cooking place was outside of the main building. There a guided tours and it...More

Thank ShirleyA308
Reviewed 1 March 2018

A short drive from Toccoa, Ga., this historic site is interestingly intriguing, even if not visiting it on weekends when the main building is open.

Thank RoninParis
Reviewed 5 November 2017

They now charge a fee to tour the building, but it is worth the money once. You will learn a lot about the history of the area and how travelers fared in the 1800s. I have toured it about 4 times over the last 20...More

Thank h00sierlawyer
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

This is a great look at the early and mid 1800s for the area. The Georgia Dept of Natural Resources runs this location well. There are several buildings to view and a video that gives a historical account. It was very interesting

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Reviewed 28 June 2017

It is important to check their website for hours of operation as this location is not open every day - having said this if you are in the area stop by. This is a historic building that any traveler with an appreciation for history will...More

Thank JeffBreedlove
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Surprising historic site near Toccoa Falls - we visited when the Inn was not open, but still found the site fascinating, with excellent signs to explain the significance of this Inn in early American history.

Thank 110julia2016
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Previous reviews outline the buildings, which are amazingly preserved. You can feel the history which permeates the wooden floors, the flagstone walk way, the 200+ year old Holly tree. We were so surprised to learn that 85% of the structure is original. We went on...More

Thank msrbhall
Reviewed 26 January 2017

This site has such a rich history. A great place for young children to visualize "hotels" in the old days and living conditions in general. Wonderful staff and great events.

Thank Linda H
Reviewed 23 October 2016

There are several reviews of Traveler's Rest that tell about the buildings and the grounds so there is no need to repeat that information. Traveler's Rest is open on Saturdays so you can tour the buildings, but you can enjoy the grounds on other days...More

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Response from ShirleyA308 | Reviewed this property |
You cannot bring dogs into the actual Travelers Rest buildings, but you park very close to it so you could probably leave your dog on a leash and tethered close to your car.
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Yes, about 6 miles in Toccoa, GA
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