Frontier Home built in 1799

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Historic Travellers Rest

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Travellers Rest is the oldest historic house museum open to the public in Nashville. Our primary mission is history education and we serve more than 12,000 children and adult visitors each year. Our programs and events cover 1000 years of history, from Mississippian period Native American settlement through the 19th century using the cultural resources John Overton’s 1799 home.

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Side view of Historic Travellers Rest
Side of Historic Travellers Rest home expansion c.1821
1830 decorated bedroom
Judge Overton's Bedroom/Office
Dining Room with yellow wall paper
Large Dining Room
historic brick buildings
Weaving House and Smoke House, two additional structures c.1830.
exhibit panels and items
A Past Uncovered Exhibit: The Story of The Enslaved People of Travellers Rest
boxwood garden
Formal Boxwood garden
garden in picket fence
Herb Garden
Gingko Trees and gate
Front walkway and tree canopy
Historic Travellers Rest
Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tours hourly beginning at 10 a.m. * Last tour at 3 p.m.
*10 a.m. tour reserved for high risk individuals and must be reserved in advance*
CLOSED Sunday and Monday
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For the most up-to-date hours and information, please contact Historic Travellers Rest directly.

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