NSCDA Properties > Tennessee > Travellers Rest

Travellers Rest, 1799


636 Farrell Parkway
Nashville, TN 37220


Open: Monday - Saturday, 10:00 am - 4:30 pm;
Sunday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
(last tour one hour before closing)


Phone: (615) 832-8197
Fax: (615) 832-8169


Judge John Overton, who built Travellers Rest in 1799, was a lawyer, businessman, land developer and close friend of Andrew Jackson. His son, Col. John Overton, a successful businessman and ardent Confederate supporter, inherited the property and lived there until his death in 1898. Additions were made to the house in 1808, 1828, and 1885. In 1954, the NSCDA-TN began restoring the house to the 1799-1833 period. Exhibits & programs expand the interpretation to include the entire 19th century.

National Register of Historic Places
Accredited NSCDA Museum Properties


From I-65 South, take Exit 78B, left on Harding Place, left on Franklin Road, and left turn following brown signs.