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Historic Travellers Rest Plantation & Museum

636 Farrell Pkwy, Nashville, TN 37220-1218
+1 615-832-8197
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Wonderful wedding venue

Our daughter's wedding was here and the grounds and barn were a perfect place. She was married... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2017
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Home of one of Tennessee's founders, friend of Andrew Jackson and legal pioneer

Really didn't know much about why Travellers Rest is significant. I have been driving by it on the... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2017
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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.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“civil war” (50 reviews)
“our tour guide” (34 reviews)
“belle meade” (18 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:30
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
636 Farrell Pkwy, Nashville, TN 37220-1218
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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Our daughter's wedding was here and the grounds and barn were a perfect place. She was married outdoors and the reception was in the barn (limit 150 people including servers, DJ, etc). June is the wedding coordinator at TR and was very accommodating and easy...More

1  Thank PamC54
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Really didn't know much about why Travellers Rest is significant. I have been driving by it on the Interstate for decades and never stopped. So i decided to take the time and have a look. The cost of the Museum is very reasonable for what...More

1  Thank P3902RQwilliamp
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Our garden club visits a historical home every year. This year we chose Traverers Rest. It's amazing what you can find in your own backyard! 13 ladies enjoyed the tour and more than 1/2 had never been to Travellers Rest. Kelly was excellant - knowledgeable...More

3  Thank Mudbug71
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

After years of seeing Traveller's Rest signs, I was satisfied to see the sight. The $12 was a donation to what I hope will continue to be an education.

1  Thank dragonflytw65
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Good place to learn about the Civil Wars era. Nice and friendly tour guide. The location is a bit hard to reach.

1  Thank NMKhoi
Reviewed 13 August 2017

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

1  Thank T G
Reviewed 12 August 2017

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

2  Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 6 August 2017

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

1  Thank CBG0000
Reviewed 3 August 2017

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

2  Thank Omar992
Reviewed 30 July 2017

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.

2  Thank Dodie_12
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1 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.
9 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