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Belle Meade Plantation

5025 Harding Pike, Nashville, TN 37205
+1 615-356-0501
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Ranked #17 of 121 attractions in Nashville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Sites
Activities: Leisure education, Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Belle Meade Plantation is a non-profit historic site located in Nashville, TN. Established in 1807, Belle Meade was revered as the greatest... more » Owner description: Belle Meade Plantation is a non-profit historic site located in Nashville, TN. Established in 1807, Belle Meade was revered as the greatest thoroughbred stud farm in the United States. It was home to Iroquois,the first American bred horse to win the Epsom Derby and the great foundation sire,Bonnie Scotland,whose descendants include Secretariat, Seattle Slew, Native Dancer, Big Brown and California Chrome. Belle Meade was owned and operated by the Harding-Jackson family for nearly a century from 1807 until 1906. Today their home is restored to its turn of the century appearance along with several original outbuildings. « less
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The Villages, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We had an excremental docent! He was very knowledgable about occupants of the mansion. Enjoyed hearing the history of the horses raised there

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Austin, Texas
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The tour was well run with a guide who obviously knew her history and made it interesting. The wine tasting at the end was a pleasant surprise!

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Mascoutah, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

My husband and I went to Belle Meade this past weekend while we were in Nashville. I found this place when I googled for a winery in Nashville. This is the only winery (till one opens later this year) in Nashville. . . . more on that later. I'm a horse owner and lover, so the Thoroughbred history tied to... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We've done a few of the plantation tours but this was a bit different as plantation life didn't center around agriculture, it was horse breeding and racing. We learned about Belle Meade's impact on horse racing and how that impact is felt even thru today thru our guided tour which was wonderfully done. The tour takes about 45 minutes and... More

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liberty, sc
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Our first time to a plantation house in Nashville was pleasant and enjoyable. We walked the grounds for a bit before our tour began which were very neat and well groomed. Our tour guide in the house itself was very engaging and knowledgeable and answered questions with ease as if he were part of the family. While it's true that... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

The staff is really friendly. The guides really know their stuff, and there is a nice gift shop there! If you're staying int he Nashville area, stop by here if you have the chance! The prices aren't too bad either!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

The house is beautiful with many original furnishings. The family history of Belle Meade was really interesting. The tour guides were very knowledgeable and answered all the questions people asked. The history of their horses still lives on today. I thought their history in the horse racing world was fascinating.

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Yonkers, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The staff is very knowledgeable and the place is incredible! Love the little wine shop gift shop at the end!

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Paris mo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed seeing the home and the grounds. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and had interesting facts. The blackberry wine is amazing. The openess of the home decorated in authentic period decor was educational.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Beautiful and serene, and offers a very informative tour. The on site restaurant is fantastic, too! Military and veterans are also free.

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