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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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40 reviews 40 reviews
29 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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185 reviews 185 reviews
91 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 NEW

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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Indianapolis
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I found the Belle Meade Plantation an excellent, although slightly skewed, view of what the past must have been like in Tennessee. As an African-American the Plantation seemed to be a somewhat "sanitized" version of the Old South. I found the historical furnishing in the home to be incredible and beautiful. Life on the Plantation for the family that lived... More

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Webb City
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We love places like this, and Belle Meade did not disappoint. Take time to tour the house. There is so much history. Loved it!

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Ringgold, Georgia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

If you go here and you should ask for Austin as your guide! Best guide ever!! The grounds are wonderful and they have many places to have a picnic if you don't want to eat in the restaurant. Wonderful gem!

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West Jordan, Utah
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Belle Meade offers you the chance to explore the plantation buildings, grounds, and the wine store . Now, for those who are just interested in the wine be advised that it will cost you $10.00 per person to get to the wine tasting, that is the cost of a grounds only ticket. Is it worth it? Most definitely. Visit the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Then this is for you! Guides were extremely knowledgeable and were able to answer any questions asked. The rest of the property is great as well. The restaurant is delicious and is very convenient for morning and afternoon tours as they offer breakfast and lunch.

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