Travellers' Rest Plantation & Museum184 Votes Currently Open [Closes at 04:30 pm]
Beautiful grounds with an English Garden. A guide dressed in period clothes will help you on a tour of this historical museum. Visit the schoolhouse because here they host summer camps. Your guide will show you most of the rooms but the guest room is as it was during the 19th century. Going from room to room is like a scavenger’s hunt. At the summer camps, children are taught skills that were required during that era. There is a 30 minutes video discussing the Overton family, the plantation and the Civil War.
John Overton originally named the property Golgotha. That was because a large number of prehistoric skulls were unearthed while digging the cellar of the house. These remains were part of a large Mississippian village site. Overton changed the name of the plantation to Travellers Rest in the early 19th century.
They have a large number of events:
- The story of the enslaved people
- Park Day
- Shrimp Boil
- Mother’s Day
- Junior Docent training
- Tennessee camps and tales of legends camp
- Stitching history camp
- Civil War adventure camp
- War of 1812 adventure camp
- 19th century traders festival
Travellers' Rest Plantation & Museum Travel Tips
- Tours begin at 10:00 am and last tour of the day begins 3:30 pm.
- They host weddings, receptions and other family events.
- Traveller’s Rest is tucked away near the Franklin Road/Harding Place area.
- You are likely to miss the tiny signs that point the way as you wind through back roads.
- There is sufficient parking.
Entrance Ticket Details For Travellers' Rest Plantation & Museum
- Military with Military ID: USD 11; Senior (65+): USD 11; Student (6-17): USD 10; Entry fee for children of age five and under five is free; Grounds Only: USD 5; Family (2 Adults and up to 4 Students): USD 40.
- Back to Cuba Cafe: Cuban
- Cracker Barrel: American
- Waffle House: American
Love this? Explore the entire list of places to visit in Nashville before you plan your trip.
Fancy a good night's sleep after a tiring day? Check out where to stay in Nashville and book an accommodation of your choice.
4.41% of people who visit Nashville include Travellers' Rest Plantation & Museum in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
62.5% of people start their Travellers' Rest Plantation & Museum visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Travellers' Rest Plantation & Museum
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Travellers' Rest Plantation & Museum
Travellers' Rest Plantation & Museum Reviews & Ratings
Travellers Rest is one of the most beautiful garden estate properties in Nashville and at an amazing value for a wedding. The property has tons of gorgeous Magnolia trees, flowers, and tons of greenery. Plus it has tons of options as to how you can celebrate your big day! However, the best part of the venue really is the team. Mary Jo and her team out did themselves to help us with our wedding. Mary Jo really knows her stuff and ensured we had the best day ever. I cannot say thank you to enough to the Travellers Rest Team!
There were so many hands on activities and interesting crafts and arts for us to learn about. It is a very relaxed atmosphere, the ladies and gentlemen at all the exhibits were very friendly, knowledgeable, and patient. My son, 7, had a great day and wants to come back tomorrow! Or anytime just to walk around.
I recently had the pleasure of working at Traveller's Rest for a beautiful wedding ceremony and reception. It was stunning. Mary Jo and her team were amazing to work with and made everything seamless. I would highly recommend for any occasion!!
This is an awesome place has a lot of history you learn a lot about John Overton you get to see some free historical stuff and the staff there are incredible they are very knowledgeable of all of the information the storytelling the actual historical sites in items paintings on the walls everything it is a must do you learn so much he will be happy that you made the decision to do so
We arrived after the last tour so we couldn't see the house but the admissions lady was extremely friendly and informative. She went out of her was to answer questions and was very enthusiastic about representing the property and its history.