HISTORIC TRAVELLERS REST

The 1799 Home of
Judge John Overton

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Our Mission

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 settlement through the 19th century using the cultural resources at the 1799 home built by John Overton

Our Vision

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.

As part of Blue Star Museums, a program offering free admission to active duty military personnel and their families this summer from Tuesday, May 28, 2019 through Labor Day, September 2, 2019.

Events

  • Bits & Pieces
    February 12th-April 20th - Quilts From the...
  • April 28th
    Dressed to a Tea   Join us for an...
  • Exhibits
      The Battle of Nashville: History Unfolds at...

Education

  • SCHOOLS AND EDUCATORS
  • GIRL SCOUTS
  • TRAVELING TRUNKS

Group Tours, Luncheons and Workshops

  • GROUP TOURS AND LUNCHEONS
  • WORKSHOP FOR ALL AGES

History

  • The First Residents of Historic Travellers Rest
  • Nashville: From Frontier to Home of the U.S. President
  • "HdQrs: 6 Miles from Nashville on Franklin Pike"
  • Changes in Land & Economy Define the Emerging New South
  • Discovering Nashville Through the Doors of Travellers Rest
  • CURRENT EXHIBITS