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Historic Travellers Rest Plantation & Museum

636 Farrell Pkwy, Nashville, TN 37220-1218
+1 615-832-8197
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The Travellers Plantation is a must for those who like History and the social ways of the South.

My wife and I visited Travellers Rest, and enjoyed the Plantation very much! Kelly our tour guide... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Toney, Alabama
Built by a close friend of Andrew Jackson

Sometimes the stories and history behind an old house is more interesting than the architecture... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Taylor B
Chicago, Illinois
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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 dating to the 1830s or earlier.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“civil war” (50 reviews)
“ben franklin” (9 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:30
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
636 Farrell Pkwy, Nashville, TN 37220-1218
+1 615-832-8197
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife and I visited Travellers Rest, and enjoyed the Plantation very much! Kelly our tour guide explained the history of Mr. Overton and the Nashville socialites. The mansion is a symbol of the old South. We need to learn from our past and what...More

Thank T G
Reviewed 5 days ago

Sometimes the stories and history behind an old house is more interesting than the architecture. Such is the case with Travellers Rest in Nashville, Tennessee. Built in 1799 and located at 636 Farrell Parkway, the original two-story structure with four rooms which later was expanded...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tour Guide Kelly really brought the plantation to life, she had interesting tidbits of info. about so many things that illustrated how life would have been in the area during the time period of John Overton and about the Overton's themselves. The plantation itself is...More

Thank CBG0000
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When in Nashville do not expect everything to be plowed over country music. Real history breathes in this city. Travellers' Rest is a post civil war house that demonstrates to visitors what it was like to live long ago. It was built around the time...More

Thank Omar992
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Travelers Rest doesn't seem like it would be interesting to a lot of people but it is definitely a great place to tour. You get an education about the family, the house and thetime period.

Thank Dodie_12
Reviewed 27 June 2017

This was a let down, not much there and farmhouse and large area to walk on. It is connected to the civil war so not interested in it then not so interesting. It is okay for children and families since there is large enough area...More

Thank james_orlando-3072
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Went here after visiting Bell Meade Plantation. Unexpectedly the Bell Meade ticket cost included this historic site as well. Hit there right before 4 pm when the last tour is listed but we were not rushed at all. By the time we were done I...More

1  Thank Marc L
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Visited here for a short visit before our drive home. Was a great time filler and had plenty of education packed into the exhibit and grounds tour. A wonderful mixture of Civil War and 1800's living education.

Thank Lori E
Reviewed 2 May 2017

There are many plantation tours to choose from in Nashville, Tennessee, but this location was one of the best without doubts. We had a guide named Kelly. She was awesome....very knowledgeable of both Traveler's plantation and the Franklin areas! She reminded me of what a...More

2  Thank James C
Reviewed 21 April 2017

My husband and I love stopping at any and all plantations around Nashville. A lot of history and interesting stories. I loved the grounds and the house tour. There are some very informative exhibits that were interesting:)

Thank Jessica D
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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