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Belle Meade Plantation

5025 Harding Pike, Nashville, TN 37205
+1 615-356-0501
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Ranked #17 of 123 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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Marion, Illinois
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54 reviews 54 reviews
27 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

We stopped in and took a self-guided tour of the grounds a couple of weekends ago. We opted out of the mansion tour due to a lack of time but I wish we would have had some more time to do that part. Either way, I thought the ticket price was a bit steep for what we did. We had... More

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NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

Toured the house and had a wine tasting. The family that orignally built this house made the majority of their money from a famous horse they purchased. So if you like history about race horses this would be the place for you.

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Sarnia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

The tour of the Belle Meade Mansion was amazing..Sara the tour guide did an amazing job and knew a lot of history and could answer any questions for you.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

This place was wonderful. beautiful grounds and house. There's a winery on the property with wonderful wine, we bought some but should have bought more. It was great to hear all of the history but sad to hear how much land they have now compared to what it was back in the day.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

May 2009, explored the grounds and toured the house with my young daughter, who requested many pictures on the porch, on the staircase, et cetera. If you are familar with Henry Ford's Greenfield Village, this would be a more narrow albeit deeper slice of a gracious southern home and a passion for thoroughbred horses.

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Central Point, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

"Don't touch this, don't sit on that," but I guess you can't protect all the historical features of this place without some rules. It sure looks authentic,

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Arlington, Tennessee
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

The house is an incredible piece of history and would suit a family with well behaved children(no touching of artifacts), couples, or individual would enjoy as sight to see.

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North Kingstown, Rhode Island
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

The Belle Meade Plantation was beautiful homestead, and a great example of life in the 1850's. The guides were dressed in period clothing and were very knowledgeable.

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Hayes, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

I always enjoy visiting historic plantations. You can take your time walking around the grounds. Fantastic barns. The house tour is guided by costumed interpreters. I wish we could see it at Christmas. We were told that each room will be decorated in a different decade with the guides dressed in appropriate costumes.

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La Verne, California
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

I visited the Belle Meade Planation on 10/16/14. It is a beautiful plantation home and grounds. The guided tour of the mansion was great. The barn and the grounds are amazing as well. Once the tour ends, you are lead to a tasting room for wines from their vineyard. If you are touring other homes in Nashville, I would recommend... More

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