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Belle Meade Plantation

5025 Harding Pike, Nashville, TN 37205
+1 615-356-0501
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Ranked #17 of 122 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We were visiting friends in Nashville and being history buffs we were interested in learning more about the rich history of Nashville. Our friends recommended a visit to Belle Meade Plantation...how happy we are that we did. Belle Meade has a long and rich generational history and was the most important horse farms in the country. We took the tour,... More

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Palos Heights, Illinois
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We took a tour of the grounds and then had a escorted tour of the mansion. Jamie was a great guide and the tour was very informative. At the end we were escorted to the winery for a tasting. The wine was very good and we bought 3 bottles. Recommended

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Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

visited on a viator tour (historic Tennessee) a very informative guide around the property which is outstanding, then onto the wine tasting as I was driving my partner got to double up on the tasting which she enjoyed, again another wonderful place to spend a few hours relaxing and forgetting the rest of the world.

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Los Angeles, California
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71 reviews 71 reviews
15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We were visiting family in Nashville and wanted to see some plantations and they suggested the Belle Meade. It's a nice drive through a really nice neighborhood, and worth the price of admission. The tour was interesting and informative, very nice buildings and grounds. So much history plus a wine tasting at the end of the tour. If you don't... More

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Dayton, OH
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Glad we went here and had a great time. The guided tour of the house was very informative and we learned a lot. I may even have to steal a shower design. They have a wine tasting at the end where you can buy wine which also help support the site. The wine tasting has a wide variety of wines... More

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Troon, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Very interesting mansion with lots of family history. Tour of house culminates with wine tasting. Grounds also had historical outbuildings. There is also a restaurant and well stocked shop.

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NYC
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Excellent historic site. The guide was fantastic. The house is furnished with original furniture, etc. Well worth itl

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Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Great tour of a splendid home. Learned a lot about horse breeding and the sucess of the horse bloodline which began with Bonnie Scotland. Amazing that the War Between the States did not damage the horses or the home to a greater degree. For those who drink, the wine is awesome.

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Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

Visiting Nashville from Australia this place was recommended to us and we were quite impressed the girl who was our tour guide was very good I recommend this for anyone who's interested in the history of the south

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Manteca, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

We were a little hungry when finishing our tour and didnt expect much at the little cafe on site. We ordered a snack and it was delicious and fast! Nice atmosphere as well.

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