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The Travelers Rest Historic Site is a state park and historic site in Toccoa, Georgia. It features the Traveler?s Rest, which is a National Historic Landmark.

The Traveler?s Rest was built in 1815 by James R. Wyly. It served as an inn for those traveling along the newly built Unicoi Turnpike. It was later turned into a plantation headquarters in 1833 when Deveraux Jarrett, also known as the richest man in the Tugaloo Valley? at the time, bought the property. It served as the main structure inside his 14,000 acre plantation.

Today, the Travelers Rest Historic Site is perfect for tours. Visitors can easily explore history through the many artifacts and furnishing displays found at the park. They are open from Thursdays through Sundays.
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