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Belle Meade Plantation

Address: 5025 Harding Pike, Nashville, TN 37205
Phone Number: +1 615-356-0501
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Historic Tennessee - Southern Plantations and...
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Ranked #15 of 248 things to do in Nashville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Leisure education, Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Belle Meade Plantation is a non-profit historic site located in...
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Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Leisure education, Group tours/walking tour
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.
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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Nice tour and wine tasting. Everyone was informative and friendly. My dad got to take the tour free with military ID.Nice that they do that.

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Mahomet, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Went to Belle Meade on probably one of the coldest days in Nashville; but really enjoyed the tour. We were given a map to take ourselves around the facilities until our tour commenced within the next half hour. Browsing around the estate we saw the stables, slave quarters, the owner's original home, the creamery and the winery. When we met... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Sorry forgot guides name but a fellow like this makes a tour . Walk into rooms and he will explain items and gives a history lesson on the horses from the plantation. Included in your tour price is a wine tasting with small wine samples . Also the barns have period horse drawn coaches .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

The tour is great and the wine is even better. The best blackberry wine you will ever have!! The staff is great and very helpful and the plantation grounds are great to relax with a bottle of wine after your tour and tasting.

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Batesville, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Tour was great if you like historical sites. Wine tasting was very good! They make great wine! It was icy when we went, so we were not able to walk around the grounds, but during better weather, there appears to be a lot to see outside.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Toured this plantation on several occasions and loved learning the history behind this beautiful home. Be sure to have lunch at the restaurant on the property and try the wine tasting in the winery. They also host a great Kentucky Derby party in the stables.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This beautiful old plantation is the setting for an excellent history lesson. We had a great guide dressed in period clothes. He was very knowledgeable and entertaining. We learned about the place of horses in the history of this area. There is a short wine tasting for some nice wines. You can walk the grounds after the tour. There is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Loved the tour Guide was excellent in knowledge, but also made our tour pleasant and fun We felt like it as worth seeing and would go again

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Kansas City, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We visited thinking that we could just do a wine tasting like any other place and look around. But we had to pay to taste very few wines, they called it a self guided tour and tasting, three I believe and the tastings were very small. The Plantation itself was beautiful and has a great history to it. There was... More 

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Nashville, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Disclaimer: I live in Nashville. However, I have taken many out-of-town visitors to Belle Meade Plantation and all my guests have loved it. If you have any interest in history and/or horses, you'll definitely like the tour. The plantation also now has a winery with some good and some not-so-good wines. However, wine tasting is always fun, so partake if... More 

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