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Historic Travellers Rest Plantation & Museum

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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
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
636 Farrell Pkwy, Nashville, TN 37220-1218
+1 615-832-8197
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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
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Reviewed 31 January 2019

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.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank HappyCampers1984
Reviewed 28 November 2018 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Phoebe827
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank lisajenningsweaver
Reviewed 17 September 2018

We learned a lot about Judge Overton and the Battle of Nashville. The grounds are lovely and the home is tucked away in a neighborhood near Franklin Road..

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank P6788PNmikek
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank RobertSofSC
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank JMasonNashville
Reviewed 9 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank GuyL49
Reviewed 29 July 2018

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!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank seekknowledge
Reviewed 25 July 2018

Docent was diligent, beginning with meeting her in the gift shop. We learned several things about its homeowner, Mr. Overton, and about his home and period life.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank islandhopping2003
Reviewed 22 July 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
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2 March 2017|
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Response from Travellers Rest P | Property representative |
Unfortunately, Metro doesn't have any public transportation that comes to the site. Hopefully in the future there will be some close to us.
10 February 2016|
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Response from Elliott R | Reviewed this property |
Hi 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