Historic Travellers Rest Plantation & Museum, Nashville

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  • August 13, 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 ...  more »
  • August 12, 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...  more »
  • August 6, 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 O...  more »
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  • June 9, 2017
    Best hidden historical gem in Middle Tennessee. If you want the best people to share the history of TN come hear and ask questions! Great group of Docents. Fantastic summer camp program.
  • March 30, 2017
    I was pretty unimpressed with the tour, house, and grounds. I feel there are better places to go for a more concise and informational tour in the Nashville area. The museum that visitors view before the tour has a LOT of facts to take in and I was not sure what I was supposed to get out of it. Traveler's Rest's website advertises Mississippian Indian mounds but they are no where to be found (apparently the house is built on top of one?). The house was used as a railroad office so its not as authentic or ornate as some of the other Nashville historic homes. The tour was okay but we spent a lot of time in some rooms and glanced over others. Overall, there are just better places to go for the same amount of money.
  • February 8, 2017
    I attended an event at Travellers Rest in October and was amazed with the beauty of the historic plantation and the friendly and knowledgeable staff members who work there. I loved how Travellers Rest worked with the caterers of the event to create a unique (and delicious) menu. For example, the entree utilized bourbon sourced from the plantation grounds - very creative! Travellers Rest was the perfect setting for an intimate night of history, great food and terrific company. I would definitely plan and/or attend an event here again and highly recommend it to others!
  • April 12, 2017
    Our tour was informative and enjoyable. Our tour guide Kelly did a great job explaining rooms and lifestyle from eras gone by, without going long on explanations. The tour from start to finish took about 1.5 hours.
  • April 1, 2017
    Beautiful site and grounds. Fantastic story to tell about local history. Interpretation covers the enslaved as well. Great site!

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