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Traveler's Rest Historic Site
Historic Site 706-886-2256

HOURS OF OPERATION:
Open Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Organized groups by appointment.


This stagecoach inn and plantation home was built around 1815 by James R. Wyly. He strategically located it along the newly constructed Unicoi Turnpike, a busy highway over the Appalachian Mountains. Wyly operated the inn until 1833 when he sold it to his neighbor Devereaux Jarrett, the "richest man in the Tugaloo Valley." Jarrett continued to operate the inn, but doubled its size to make it the homeplace of his 14,400-acre plantation along the Tugaloo River. Three generations of Jarretts inhabited the site until the state of Georgia purchased the remaining few acres of the once-vast plantation for $8,000 in 1955. Thanks to both its architectural significance and its role in the early history of the area, Traveler's Rest was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1964. Today, visitors can tour the house and see many original artifacts and furnishings, some of which were crafted by Caleb Shaw, a renowned cabinetmaker from Massachusetts.

“Here I got an excellent breakfast of coffee, ham, chicken, good bread, butter, honey, and plenty of good new milk for a quarter of a dollar . . . What a charming country this would be to travel in, if one was sure of meeting with such nice clean quarters once a-day!”
-- English Geologist George W. Featherstonhaugh, 1837


   Travelers Rest State Historic Site Business Plan


Hours: Saturday / 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
GeorgiaStateParks.org/TravelersRest


Historic Site Admission:
- $5.00 Adults
- $4.00 Seniors (62+)
- $3.00 Youth (6-17)
- $1.00 Child (under 6)
Group rates available with advance notice.




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Note: Traveler's Rest Historic Site has no reservable facilities.
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Events
Pioneer Day
Saturday, Sep 20, 2014 10 AM to 2 PM
Bring the kids and step back in time with historical demonstrators in period dress. Learn about Georgia’s last Stagecoach Inn and life in the 1830s.  $3-$5. 706-356-4362.
Handicapped Accessible Pancakes on the Veranda -- Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 8 AM to 11 AM
Join us for pancakes on the veranda to celebrate Your State Parks Day. Each plate includes pancakes, bacon or sausage, coffee and orange juice.  $7 per plate. 706-356-4362.
Victorian Christmas
Saturday, Dec 13, 2014 10 AM to 2 PM
Visits Georgia’s last standing stagecoach inn while halls are decked with decorations reflecting the Victorian Era. Historical interpreters dressed in period style clothing will be on hand to help you experience the inn as an 1830s visitor. Free hot cider and teacakes will be served.  $3-$5. 706-356-4362.
Address/Directions
Traveler's Rest Historic Site
4339 Riverdale Road
Toccoa, GA 30577
Stephens County


GPS Coordinates:
N 34.609716 | W -083.238866

Located just off U.S. Hwy. 123 six miles east of Toccoa.

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Traveler's Rest Historic Site
4339 Riverdale Road
Toccoa, GA 30577 View Details


  34.609716
Traveler's Rest Historic Site


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