Historic Travellers Rest Plantation & Museum, Nashville

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#6 of 12 in Historic Sites in Nashville
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  • 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 ru...  more »
  • 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 e...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Beautiful site and grounds. Fantastic story to tell about local history. Interpretation covers the enslaved as well. Great site!

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