Historic Travellers Rest

Historic Travellers Rest The 1799 home of John Overton, Nashville's oldest house museum open to the public.
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We are dedicated to preserving the the 1799 home of Judge John Overton and serving as a gateway for learners of all ages to explore Nashville's historic past.

February 9, 1861: Before the outbreak of hostilities, Col. John Overton casts his vote for remaining in the Union.#nashv...
02/09/2020

February 9, 1861: Before the outbreak of hostilities, Col. John Overton casts his vote for remaining in the Union.

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These past few gloomy days have us dreaming of beautiful spring days. Who else is ready for some warm weather and sunshi...
02/05/2020

These past few gloomy days have us dreaming of beautiful spring days. Who else is ready for some warm weather and sunshine?

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This is giving us all the spring wedding vibes! 💛📸 30MilesWest#weddingvenue #nashvilletn #travellersrest #nashvillevenue...
02/03/2020

This is giving us all the spring wedding vibes! 💛

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Registration is now open for The Slave Dwelling Project at Historic Travellers Rest on February 15. We will be hosting f...
01/30/2020

Registration is now open for The Slave Dwelling Project at Historic Travellers Rest on February 15. We will be hosting free tours and events all day.

Registration is required for the two evening events with Joe McGill of The Slave Dwelling Project, so please email [email protected] to register for the Candid Campfire Conversation and Overnight Stay. Only 12 spaces available, so don't wait!

Had some visitors this morning! Look for us on WKRN next week talking about our Past Uncovered exhibit as well as the Sl...
01/29/2020

Had some visitors this morning! Look for us on WKRN next week talking about our Past Uncovered exhibit as well as the Slave Dwelling Project event on February 15th. Free day of tours and programs for everyone! #slavedwellingproject #blackhistorymonth #historichousemuseum #historictravellersrest #nashvillemuseum @ Historic Travellers Rest Plantation & Museum

WE HAVE 2020 EVENT DATES AVAILABLE! Whether you need a space for a wedding, graduation party, etc, we have the perfect p...
01/27/2020

WE HAVE 2020 EVENT DATES AVAILABLE! Whether you need a space for a wedding, graduation party, etc, we have the perfect place for you!

Receive a 15% discount for ANY EVENT booked in April, May or June of 2020!

Contact Mary Jo at 615-832-8197 ext. 10 or email [email protected] for more information.⁠

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Registration is now open for The Slave Dwelling Project at Historic Travellers Rest on February 15. We will be hosting f...
01/23/2020

Registration is now open for The Slave Dwelling Project at Historic Travellers Rest on February 15. We will be hosting free tours and events all day.
Registration is required for the two evening events with Joe McGill of The Slave Dwelling Project, so please email [email protected] to register for the Candid Campfire Conversation and Overnight Stay. Only 12 spaces available, so don't wait!

Historic Travellers Rest Plantation & Museum's cover photo
01/23/2020

Historic Travellers Rest Plantation & Museum's cover photo

It’s #MuseumSelfieDay! Stop by today and take your selfie in front of our historic home!#nashvilletn #travellersrest #na...
01/15/2020

It’s #MuseumSelfieDay! Stop by today and take your selfie in front of our historic home!

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WE WANT TO KNOW | Did you write your own vows? Comment below and let us know!📸 @feitenphotography#weddingvenue #nashvill...
01/14/2020

WE WANT TO KNOW | Did you write your own vows? Comment below and let us know!

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In 1920 William Myer, while exploring the Middle Tennessee area for the Bureau of American Ethnology, contracted to have...
01/09/2020

In 1920 William Myer, while exploring the Middle Tennessee area for the Bureau of American Ethnology, contracted to have this map made of the Travellers Rest site. It supports the description recorded by Dr. Rush Nutt in 1805 upon visiting Travellers Rest.

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Due to Judge John Overton’s suggestion, Andrew and Rachel Jackson’s second wedding ceremony was performed. The judge sug...
01/07/2020

Due to Judge John Overton’s suggestion, Andrew and Rachel Jackson’s second wedding ceremony was performed. The judge suggested this after discovering the report of a divorce by the Virginia Legislature in 1791 had been false, and that Andrew and Rachel’s first marriage ceremony was illegal.

Photo Credits: Smithsonian Magazine

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We will be closed for tours January 7 - 10. Our staff will be using this time for training and development. We have lots...
01/07/2020

We will be closed for tours January 7 - 10. Our staff will be using this time for training and development. We have lots of great things in store for 2020 and we can't wait to share them with you. Please join us when we reopen at 10am on January 11th.

Join us THIS SATURDAY for our Twelfth Night event. Tour the historic house by candlelight, hear what Christmas meant to ...
01/03/2020

Join us THIS SATURDAY for our Twelfth Night event. Tour the historic house by candlelight, hear what Christmas meant to the enslaved, dance a reel or two, have some chestnuts by the fire, sip some wassail, play a parlor game and experience a holiday tradition of old.

Admission: $18
Ages 7-15: $10
Under 7: Free

Tickets can be purchased online at https://travellersrestplantation.org/product/twelfth-night/ Contact 615-832-8197 if you have any questions.

We hope everyone has a Happy New Year! #travellersrest #nashvilletn #newyear2020
01/01/2020

We hope everyone has a Happy New Year! #travellersrest #nashvilletn #newyear2020

Join us THIS SATURDAY for our Twelfth Night event. Tour the historic house by candlelight, hear what Christmas meant to ...
12/31/2019

Join us THIS SATURDAY for our Twelfth Night event. Tour the historic house by candlelight, hear what Christmas meant to the enslaved, dance a reel or two, have some chestnuts by the fire, sip some wassail, play a parlor game and experience a holiday tradition of old.

Admission: $18
Ages 7-15: $10
Under 7: Free

Tickets can be purchased online at https://travellersrestplantation.org/product/twelfth-night/ Contact 615-832-8197 if you have any questions.

Are you ready for Twelfth Night at Historic Travellers Rest? We are! Come celebrate with us on January 4th and learn abo...
12/30/2019

Are you ready for Twelfth Night at Historic Travellers Rest? We are! Come celebrate with us on January 4th and learn about the traditions of Twelfth Night! Tickets on sale on the website and at the event. #historichousemuseum #tnhistory #twelfthnight #19thcentury

Join us on the night of Epiphany as we explore the time-honored traditions of Twelfth Night. Tour the historic house by ...
12/30/2019
Twelfth Night – Travellers Rest

Join us on the night of Epiphany as we explore the time-honored traditions of Twelfth Night. Tour the historic house by candlelight, hear what Christmas meant to the enslaved, dance a reel or two, have some chestnuts by the fire, sip some wassail, play a parlor game and experience a holiday tradition of old.

Admission: $18
Ages 7-15: $10
Under 7: Free

Tickets can be purchased online at https://travellersrestplantation.org/product/twelfth-night/ Contact 615-832-8197 if you have any questions.

Join us on the night of Epiphany as we explore the time-honored traditions of Twelfth Night. Tour the historic house by candlelight, hear what Christmas meant to the enslaved, dance a reel or two, have some chestnuts by the fire, sip some wassail, play a parlor game, and experience a holiday celebra...

What was Christmas for the enslaved? For some it could mean a relaxed work schedule, the opportunity to visit family, an...
12/28/2019
'The Slaves Dread New Year's Day the Worst': The Grim History of January 1

What was Christmas for the enslaved? For some it could mean a relaxed work schedule, the opportunity to visit family, and gifts from white plantation owners, for others it meant a heavier workload and the impending dread of sale and hiring out at the New Year. We know little of the lives of the enslaved of Travellers Rest during the holiday season. However, we do know that John Overton signed a receipt for the sale of an enslaved woman on Christmas Day. https://time.com/5750833/new-years-day-slavery-history/

New Year's Day used to be widely known as "Hiring Day" or "Heartbreak Day"

Merry Christmas from all of us here at Travellers Rest!#christmas #nashvilletn #travellersrest #nashvillemuseum #histori...
12/25/2019

Merry Christmas from all of us here at Travellers Rest!

#christmas #nashvilletn #travellersrest #nashvillemuseum #historictravellersrest #history #tnvacation

Take a step back in time and tour Historic Travellers Rest Plantation & Museum!⁠#nashvilletn #travellersrest #nashvillem...
12/18/2019

Take a step back in time and tour Historic Travellers Rest Plantation & Museum!⁠

#nashvilletn #travellersrest #nashvillemuseum #historictravellersrest #history #tnvacation

Thanks to a grant from the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, Travellers Rest has obtained a radiocarbon date for...
12/17/2019

Thanks to a grant from the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, Travellers Rest has obtained a radiocarbon date for the Native American occupation of the site. The hearth (shown in photographs) dates between 1270-1316 AD, 500 years before John Overton purchased the property. This absolute date falls within the normal range of occupation of other Mississippian period archaeological sites in Middle Tennessee. It is likely that the Native people living at Travellers Rest were trading with people from those other Mississippian period sites, and also larger sites like Cahokia Mounds in Illinois.

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Start the next chapter of your life at Travellers Rest. Contact Mary Jo at 615-832-8197 ext. 10 or email maryjo@historic...
12/13/2019

Start the next chapter of your life at Travellers Rest. Contact Mary Jo at 615-832-8197 ext. 10 or email [email protected] for more information.

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Do you remember a few weeks ago when we collected samples from a Mississippian era fire pit to send off for radiocarbon ...
12/12/2019

Do you remember a few weeks ago when we collected samples from a Mississippian era fire pit to send off for radiocarbon dating? The report is in and we can't wait to share the finding with you!
But first, we want to know what you think. Tell us in the comments when you think this hearth was used by the Native Americans that lived here before John Overton. We'll share the report findings with you next week!

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DID YOU KNOW || In 1980, Jane Hinshaw conducted investigations focused on areas between the back wing of the house, the ...
12/11/2019

DID YOU KNOW || In 1980, Jane Hinshaw conducted investigations focused on areas between the back wing of the house, the smoke house, and the weaving house prior to landscape modifications and driveway removal to the east of the house.

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If you are making plans to come visit us around the holidays, please make note of our holiday hours!#nashvilletn #travel...
12/09/2019

If you are making plans to come visit us around the holidays, please make note of our holiday hours!

#nashvilletn #travellersrest #nashvillemuseum #historictravellersrest #history #tnvacation

Today is Giving Tuesday, and we hope you will support us so we can continue supporting our beloved historic home and mus...
12/03/2019

Today is Giving Tuesday, and we hope you will support us so we can continue supporting our beloved historic home and museum, as well as our education programs. Visit https://travellersrestplantation.org/donate/ to make your contribution!

#givingtuesday #giveback #nashvilletn #travellersrest #nashvillemuseum #historictravellersrest #history #tnvacation

Are you taking advantage of Cyber Monday? You can support your FAVORITE historic house while cyber-shopping by selecting...
12/02/2019

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Under the search bar, select the drop-down arrow by “Supporting:” select “change,” and search for “Travellers Rest Historic House Museum.” Select us, and then SHOP!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! We hope you all have a safe and happy Thanksgiving.#travellersrest #thanksgiving #thankful
11/28/2019

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! We hope you all have a safe and happy Thanksgiving.

#travellersrest #thanksgiving #thankful

Historic Travellers Rest Plantation & Museum's cover photo
11/21/2019

Historic Travellers Rest Plantation & Museum's cover photo

We've got the perfect venue for your holiday party! Contact Mary Jo Weaver at 615-832-8197 x10 for more information!⁠#tr...
11/20/2019

We've got the perfect venue for your holiday party! Contact Mary Jo Weaver at 615-832-8197 x10 for more information!⁠

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Such a sweet moment after officially becoming Mr. & Mrs.📷 @annarobersondesign...#weddingvenue #nashvilletn #travellersre...
11/18/2019

Such a sweet moment after officially becoming Mr. & Mrs.

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Thank you to everyone who braved the cold and attended the 2019 History and Whiskey Event! We hope to see you all next y...
11/14/2019

Thank you to everyone who braved the cold and attended the 2019 History and Whiskey Event! We hope to see you all next year!

We also want to give a huge thank you to our wonderful sponsors!

Diversified Trust
Pinnacle Financial Partners
Henry Laird Smith Foundation
CRI: Carr, Riggs, & Ingram CPAs and Advisors
Meg and Peter Beasley
Suzanne and Mark Buchanan
Ann and Owen Kelly
Ophelia and George Paine
Ruth R. Warner

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Today we are collecting charcoal samples from a Mississippian era fire pit that was excavated at Travellers Rest in the ...
11/12/2019

Today we are collecting charcoal samples from a Mississippian era fire pit that was excavated at Travellers Rest in the 1960s. The samples will be submitted for radio carbon dating to help us determine a date for the fire pit and a better understanding of the Native people who lived on this land long before Travellers Rest was built. Thanks to the Community Foundation for the grant that makes this work possible! #communityfoundation #archaeology #tennesseearchaeology #historichousemuseum #nativeamericanhistory #radiocarbondating #ancientartifacts #museumlife #nscda #nscdatn #tennesseehistory #communityfoundationmidtn

To our Veterans - THANK YOU!#veteransday #nashvilletn #travellersrest #nashvillemuseum #historictravellersrest #history ...
11/11/2019

To our Veterans - THANK YOU!

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It is History & Whiskey week! Do you have your tickets yet? Invite your friends for an adult field trip to Historic Trav...
11/05/2019

It is History & Whiskey week! Do you have your tickets yet? Invite your friends for an adult field trip to Historic Travellers Rest! Enjoy whiskey while taking a step back in time with our local artisans. Learn more and get your tickets at https://travellersrestplantation.org/product/history-whiskey/

"I can smell notes of History and Whiskey. Do you have your tickets yet?" Grab your bearded friends and join us at Histo...
10/31/2019

"I can smell notes of History and Whiskey. Do you have your tickets yet?" Grab your bearded friends and join us at Historic Travellers Rest for a field trip for grown ups, History & Whiskey. Enjoy whiskey while taking a step back in time with our local artisans. Learn more and get your tickets at: https://travellersrestplantation.org/produ…/history-whiskey/. #historyandwhiskey #whiskey #beardslikewhiskey #friendsnightout

Happy Halloween from everyone at Travellers Rest!#nashvilletn #travellersrest #nashvillemuseum #historictravellersrest #...
10/31/2019

Happy Halloween from everyone at Travellers Rest!

#nashvilletn #travellersrest #nashvillemuseum #historictravellersrest #history #tnvacation #halloween

Adults 21+ this is an event for you!Grab your friends and join us at History & Whiskey Saturday, November 9 from 4PM-8PM...
10/30/2019

Adults 21+ this is an event for you!

Grab your friends and join us at History & Whiskey Saturday, November 9 from 4PM-8PM for an evening to relax and enjoy a little piece of Nashville history. Must be 21 and older to attend. Tickets are $50 per person and include heavy hors d’oevres from Two Fat Men Catering plus 2 drink tickets.

PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS HERE: https://travellersrestplantation.org/product/history-whiskey/?fbclid=IwAR3_nlB7MY_PqC11OFpdNAdHGxr8LoXdnG5af4FvVPU52C8LGTgwXSUO8I4

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Dance like no one is watching. ✨We are now booking 2020 events! Contact Mary Jo Weaver at 615-832-8197 x10 for more info...
10/28/2019

Dance like no one is watching. ✨

We are now booking 2020 events! Contact Mary Jo Weaver at 615-832-8197 x10 for more information!⁠

📸: Feiten Photography

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DID YOU KNOW | In the Fall of 1862, Union patrol unearths two tons of horseshoes in the Travellers Rest smoke house.#nas...
10/23/2019

DID YOU KNOW | In the Fall of 1862, Union patrol unearths two tons of horseshoes in the Travellers Rest smoke house.

#nashvilletn #travellersrest #nashvillemuseum #historictravellersrest #history #tnvacation

We are less than a month away from our History & Whiskey event! Have you purchased your tickets yet?Grab your friends an...
10/18/2019

We are less than a month away from our History & Whiskey event! Have you purchased your tickets yet?

Grab your friends and join us for an evening to relax, unwind and enjoy a little piece of Nashville history. Must be 21 and older to attend. Tickets are $50 per person and include heavy hors d’oevres from Two Fat Men Catering plus 2 drink tickets.

BUY TICKETS HERE: https://travellersrestplantation.org/product/history-whiskey/?fbclid=IwAR0uepahN4OMkSTNWRrL0eyzY4NupvTKHTUKAlVvkf-RVOHRv0z7jDnRy1M

#nashvilletn #travellersrest #nashvillemuseum #historictravellersrest #history #tnvacation #historyandwhiskey

Needing a place to host your corporate event or holiday party! We still have dates available! Contact Mary Jo Weaver at ...
10/15/2019

Needing a place to host your corporate event or holiday party! We still have dates available! Contact Mary Jo Weaver at 615-832-8197 x10 for more information!

📸: Lindsay Campbell Photography

#travellersrest #corporateevents #holidayparty #nashvilletn #eventvenue #historictravellersrest

Historic Travellers Rest Plantation & Museum's cover photo
10/14/2019

Historic Travellers Rest Plantation & Museum's cover photo

A big thank-you and hats off to all of our staff and volunteers who made Twisted Tennessee a great success! We couldn't ...
10/14/2019

A big thank-you and hats off to all of our staff and volunteers who made Twisted Tennessee a great success! We couldn't do it without you!

Address

636 Farrell Pkwy
Nashville, TN
37220

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 10:00 - 16:30
Thursday 10:00 - 16:30
Friday 10:00 - 16:30
Saturday 10:00 - 16:30

Telephone

(615) 832-8197

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Travellers Rest Historic House Museum, Inc. is dedicated to preserving and interpreting the Overton home and serving as a gateway for learners of all ages to explore and experience Nashville’s historic past.

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Travellers Rest Engages a national audience while contributing to Nashville’s future, preserving regional history, and inspiring learners from all backgrounds and of all ages.

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We really enjoyed participating in the Twisted Tennessee event! Looking forward to returning soon!
I just visited Traveller's Rest 6 miles south of downtown Nashville. It was the home of Judge John Overton, a founder of Nashville. I highly recommend a visit. They are a Blue Star Museum member, and I was there to present a certificate thanking them. They not only are waiving fees for active duty, but also retirees. Please go and mention that you are military, and appreciate their participation in the Blue Star program.
Does the current groupon include the house tour? It doesn't exactly specify. Or is it just the admission to the grounds? Thank you!
Traveller’s Rest ~John Overton’s notes
Thank you Travellers Rest for being a part of our big day! Couldn't have picked a better venue. Can't believe it's already been 3 years!
Great place to visit. Ask for Ethel. She will give you a great tour.