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Travelers Rest Historic Site
Travelers Rest Historic Site
TRAVELERS REST HISTORIC SITE
TRAVELERS REST HISTORIC SITE
4339 Riverdale Road
Toccoa, Georgia   30577

Phone: 706-886-2256
Traveler?s Rest, a stagecoach inn and plantation home, was built around 1815 by James R. Wylie, a stakeholder in the Unicoi Turnpike, a busy thoroughfare that passed nearby. Wylie operated the inn until the 1830s when he sold the place to Devereaux Jarrett, the ?richest man in the Tugaloo Valley.? Among other things, Jarrett doubled the size of Traveler?s Rest, which also served as the headquarters of his 14,400-acre plantation. The Jarrett family inhabited the site until the 1950s, when the state of Georgia purchased the remaining few acres of the once-vast plantation and opened it to the public as an historic site. Thanks to its unique and well-preserved architecture, Traveler?s Rest was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1966. Today visitors can enjoy a tour of the house and see many original artifacts and furnishings, some of which were crafted by Caleb Shaw, a splendid cabinetmaker from Massachusetts.
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Pumpkintown Mountain Opry - Pickens, SCCasual Family Dining
Built in 1986, the four story Pumpkintown Mountain Opry building is a monument to old-world craftsmanship and home of the restaurant and shops. We invite you to enjoy the theater arts of the Pumpkintown Mountain Opry or come relax on the porch and enjoy some ice cream or our great coffee.
28.7 miles from park*


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Pumpkintown Mountain Opry - Pickens, SCTheater
Built in 1986, the four story Pumpkintown Mountain Opry building is a monument to old-world craftsmanship and home of the restaurant and shops. We invite you to enjoy the theater arts of the Pumpkintown Mountain Opry or come relax on the porch and enjoy some ice cream or our great coffee.
28.7 miles from park*
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Located just off U.S. Hwy. 123 six miles east of Toccoa.

USA Parks
USA Parks
Georgia
Georgia
Northeast Georgia Mountains Region
Northeast Georgia Mountains Region
Travelers Rest Historic Site
Travelers Rest Historic Site