Summer Camp

History Day Camps at Nashville's Oldest House open to the public.

Click HERE to register for camps.

Early bird pricing available until March 2, 2024.

Multi-session Discounts: Register for 3 or more sessions, receive 15% off 3rd session and any additional sessions.

Sibling Discounts: Register more then one sibling and receive 10% off.

Tennessee Tales & Legends

Tennessee history is filled with frontier heroes, creepy critters, & spine-tingling stories!   Challenge your imagination with curiosities of historical truths, the mysteries of legends, and the fantastical tall tales of Tennessee history. Join us as we go on our famous cryptid scavenger hunt and write your own legendary tale. Be here as we learn the many fascinating ways of storytelling over the centuries. The minds of the adventurous and imaginative are needed for this wonderous story telling session!

Ages: 7-15

Date: May 28 - 31, 2024

Cost: $215

Stitching History

Enjoy sewing? (Or think you might?) Campers will learn about fashions from the 1820s and 30s and the importance of hand sewing in the life of people, particularly women, of that time. A tour of the house will introduce the many examples of hand sewing in the Travellers Rest collection. Beginners will learn both basic sewing stitches and decorative embroidery stitches; they will have the opportunity to make a needle book, pin cushions, and reticules (drawstring bags).

Ages: 7-15

Dates: May 28 - 31, 2024 BEGINNER; June 10 - 14, 2024 ADVANCED*

Cost: $215 BEGINNER, $240 ADVANCED*

*Pre-Requisite: Attendance at one previous Stitching History camp

Jr. Docent Training

Go behind the scenes of Nashville’s oldest historic house museum and experience history from inside out! Whether teaching quill pens or learning the work done behind the scenes, junior docents learn about interpretation, museum work, preservation & leadership while fostering a commitment to history. Campers will craft their skills in historical activities and museum work gaining exceptional knowledge from hands-on work.

Ages: 10-15

Date: June 3 - 7, 2024

Cost: $240

Officer Training Academy

AT-TEN-TION!!! CADETS, FALL IN!!! Officer Training Academy is now accepting enlistment for a week of drills, tactics, military strategy, and our famous war games. Learn how Civil War Officers trained their soldiers, prepared for battle, and entertained themselves during downtime. All cadets will be loaned a uniform & wooden training rifle for the week.  It’s not just a camp, it’s an adventure!

Ages: 10-16

Dates: June 10 - 14, 2024 & July 22 - 26, 2024

Cost: $275

Miss Mary’s Academy

Notice is hereby given that Miss Mary will be accepting pupils in her academy for instruction of young ladies at the residence of Judge Overton. This immersive camp will begin with a focus on the general art of becoming a lady in the 19thcentury and continue on throughout the centuries of women’s history at Travellers Rest. Campers will dress in period clothing while developing skills in sewing, arts, and penmanship to only name a few. A perfect fit for the history buff interested in this unique living history experience. Join us for tea!

Ages: 10-16

Dates: June 17 - 21, 2024 & July 15 – 19, 2024

Cost: $275

Archaeology Camp

Do you DIG history? Well, now you can LITERALLY at our camp! Join our knowledgeable staff in learning about the first inhabitants of Travellers Rest through the artifacts they left behind. Hone your Indiana Jones skills by analyzing artifacts, exploring stone tools, and performing an archaeological excavation! If you like getting dirty this is the camp for you!

Ages: 8-15

Dates: June 24 - 28, 2024 & July 8 - 12, 2024

Cost: $240

Apprentice Camp

Apprentices Take Notice! We are looking for a few good campers to learn the trades that built America, from weaving to blacksmithing, candle making to hearth cooking, and more! Campers will learn the history of 18th & 19thcentury trades, attend demonstrations from skilled artisans, and get their hands dirty as trades apprentices! Campers will gain skills through a truly unique & unforgettable hands-on history experience.

Ages: 10-16

Date: July 29 - August 2, 2024

Cost: $275.00

Military Through the Ages

Uncle Sam wants you! Much has changed since 1776: military tactics, fashion, entertainment. Join us for Military Through the Ages Camp to learn about just how far America has come since the American Revolution. We’ll hit all the highlights – like the War of 1812, American Civil War, and World War I, and even some lesser known wars in-between. Come find out why real American heroes understand that knowledge is half the battle!

Ages: 7-15

Date: July 15 - 19, 2024

Cost: $240

We are grateful to The Marlene and Spencer Hays Foundation, our 2024 Lead Sponsor of Youth Educational Programming.


Our counselor-supervised extended hours are for campers to watch movies, read, get crafty, & play!

Before Care: 7:30 A.M. – 9:00 A.M.

Cost: $60 per Week or $14 per Day

After Care: 3:30 P.M. – 5:30 P.M.

Cost: $70 per Week or $16 per Day

Savings: Before and After Combo: $115 per Week

If you have questions about our Summer Camps, please contact Andy Blair, Education and Outreach Coordinator, at 615-832-8197 ext. 15 or

Help Preserve the Past for the Future

Your tax-deductible contribution today will help preserve and maintain Travellers Rest Historic House Museum as a premier resource for history in Nashville and Middle Tennessee for generations to come.