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Historic Travellers Rest Plantation & Museum

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Historic Travellers Rest House Museum Tour
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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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636 Farrell Pkwy, Nashville, TN 37220-1218
+1 615-832-8197
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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..

Thank Mike K
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

Thank Robert S
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

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

Thank Guy L
Reviewed 30 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!

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.

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

Thank Dewayne P
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

This is a well preserved plantation home with an interesting history. Its close proximity to downtown Nashville, Brentwood, 12South, and Green Hills helps to make it worth a visit. Nashville residents probably would learn something too. Also an attractive event venue, it seems.

Thank Kelly C
Reviewed 2 July 2018

Some interesting history. Staff was very nice. Not as well presented as other historical areas we visited in Nashville.

Thank marymC348IL
Reviewed 1 July 2018

I have toured most of the plantation and civil war homes in Nashville and Franklin recently. They've all had something to offer, but this one was the best. The drive up to the grounds is beautiful and you park close to the visitor's center. Benita...More

3  Thank NorthStar802759
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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