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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...more
All reviews civil war our tour guide belle meade period pieces period dress nashville area andrew jackson house tour nashville history home tour great tour learn something both sides family history grounds are beautiful interesting history the main house
Guide very knowledgeable and interesting. Spent several hours between a very thorough tour and museum with a great presentation of the history of the property. Should advertise more so that others could find this hidden gem.
We went on a very cold but sunny day and were the young guide’s last tour of the day. She was full of interesting information and although the light was fading, she didn’t rush us. The house certainly has the atmosphere of a bygone time.
Saw Travelers Rest as the last of the three Civil War mansions tour. We were a part of a tour that included several people using walkers. They were advised to take their bus around the side of the property to have easier access which was...More
This is a wonderful place to learn the history of both the early Frontier and Overton’s friendship with Andrew Jackson, as well as the significance of this property to the Civil War and the Battle of Nashville. This is a fine tour and it is...More
History overtakes you and lives here. Even though a train track and neighbors now encircle this historic house and property, one cannot help but be overwhelmed by what happened and who was here. The only problem is one cannot enter the house without a tour...More
Definitely take this tour if you like a great look at historical homes and original period content. So well laid out in this home. History of how the home grew over the years was fascinating. Of course...as with every historical tour the passion and grasp...More
This 1799 gem is a must see for historic house lovers. The rich history of John Overton and his plantation home and outbuildings should be at the top of every tour's list. It is truly Nashville's pride and joy!
I took my young daughters and they loved it! There is plenty of parking, a nice little visitor's center and exhibit about the Battle of Nashville, and the tour was very detailed. We did the self walking tour prior to the house tour. I would...More
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This is a destination for those interested in the effect of the War between the States on a specific plantation and its connections to old Nashville. These stories and strategies interest me. Life in those times was well... More
This is a destination for those interested in the effect of the War between the States on a specific plantation and its connections to old Nashville. These stories and strategies interest me. Life in those times was well told. Also, because the slave records were well kept, there is a much less stereotyped and more accurate presentation on slave keeping and the relationship of slave families to the property post-war.
It's not Tara, so don't go for that kind of photo op. But it is picture-worthy inside and out, and the guides are students of history and of life in those times. Maybe a chat with them woild help.