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Belle Meade Plantation

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Address: 5025 Harding Pike, Nashville, TN 37205
Phone Number: +1 615-356-0501
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Leisure education, Group tours/walking tour
Description: Belle Meade Plantation is a non-profit historic site located in Nashville...
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.
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Historic Tennessee - Southern Plantations and Presidents

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Interesting plantation dedicated to thoroughbreds

I toured the grounds and mansion of this plantation on a Saturday morning. The owner of this mansion in the 1800s had a sire that was the fine bloodline that led to Seabiscuit... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Tacoma, Washington
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Tacoma, Washington
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66 reviews 66 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

I toured the grounds and mansion of this plantation on a Saturday morning. The owner of this mansion in the 1800s had a sire that was the fine bloodline that led to Seabiscuit and Secretariat. Nice wine tasting to end the tour. It would have been nice to see a horse on the property.

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Louisville, ky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

We took the ground tour which allowed us to walk around the plantation but not on a guided tour. The cost per person was $10.00 whereas the guided tour was $18.00 per person. Both tours allow you to have a wine tasting. The gift shop had lots of cool things and the patio was wonderful for a spring day and... More 

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

We had a lovely day on the grounds of the Belle Meade Plantation. The self guided tour of the grounds is lovely and a nice way to spend a few hours. We toured the home as well and our guide was very interesting. Following the tour we participated in the wine tasting at Belle Meade Winery (behind the house). All... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Erica was our tour guide and after much travel around the world, she stood out to us as exceptional. She really made life on the plantation come alive, patiently answered all our questions and was superior in her knowledge about all the various family members and famous horses history . This was not just a job for her, she obviously... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Visited today on a tour. The staff lead you through the house and tell stories about each family ember as it relates to the house's history and the items within. The staff are definitely "on", and dress in period clothes. They are all very knowledgeable about all aspects of the house and family's history. I didn't know until this tour... More 

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australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Travelled to Nashville from Australia in Feb 2015. Came into some very cold weather. Had organised the tickets to Belle Meade thru www.expedia.com.au so was easy access and into a tour very quickly. Excellent tour. Wonderful history provided by the tour guide. Loved it all.

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Chino, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We went to see the plantation and this place is amazing. They take through the rooms of the house. You don't stand at each door and look inside. You actually get to go in each room, dinning room, bedrooms and even the kitchen area. Here is another place that has a lot of history and horses that were boarded here.... More 

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Edison, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Beautiful old home which gives you a sense of what it was like to live on a plantation in the later 1800s. This was a horse breeding farm. I enjoyed looking at the interior styles of the day. There was a wine tasting shop on the grounds and that was a nice way to end the tour.

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PIttsburgh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Close to Nashville it is a great trip to tour for a few hours. They give a tour of the mansion and it ends with a wine sampling. It is a beautiful estate and lots of history around it. I would recommend it to anyone.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

There are so many places to talk about that are unique and amazing. Each place is slightly different and some of the large venues have multiple floors with multiple styles of music at all of the same time. Basically most of the venues are on Broadway between 2nd and 5th Avenues. This is easy to walk around and go from... More 

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