Northeast Georgia Mountains / Toccoa

Travelers Rest Historic Site

4339 Riverdale Rd
Toccoa, GA 30577

706-886-2256
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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.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Saturday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Adults $5.00

    Child (under 6) $1.00

    Group rates available with advance notice. please call 706-886-2256.

    Seniors (62+) $4.00

    Youth (ages 6-17) $3.00

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking

    General Information

    Family-friendly

    Group Amenities

    Group-friendly

    Special Tags

    Civil War Site

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages

Events

  • Junior Ranger Mini-Camp

    Junior Ranger Mini-Camp

    07/26/2014 - 07/26/2014

    Ever wondered what kind of foods pioneer kids ate or what kind of games they played? Join us for this fun hands on camp and find out. Call Tugaloo State Park to pre-register.

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  • Pioneer Day

    Pioneer Day

    09/20/2014 - 09/20/2014

    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.

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  • Victorian Christmas

    Victorian Christmas

    12/13/2014 - 12/13/2014

    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.

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