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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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Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Belle Meade is a fascinating insight into Southern history. Well worth the visit - they even give you a wine tasting at the end!

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Louisville, KY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

My husband and I just visited the Belle Meade over the long weekend. We were impressed that the Tennessee Antiquities Society is trying to portray what they've learned about the slaves that worked the plantation, and have a special area on the grounds dedicated to that. We felt a bit rushed during the tour of the house, but learned a... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

With our tour we also got wine tasting. We purchased two bottles of wine to take back as memories,each was about $20.0

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Eldora, Iowa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We had a wonderful tour of the plantation house with Sarah as our tour guide. She obviously enjoys her job and was very informative and able to answer questions not only about the mansion, but the history of the entire plantation. The history of the plantation was very interesting and one can only begin to imagine what it was like... More

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Jesse, our tour guide was fantastic! He was extremely knowledgeable and entertaining. We enjoyed the wine tasting and the kids' were excited to tour the house and see the bullet holes in the columns on the front of it. Loved this place! Beautiful!

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New York City, New York
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108 reviews 108 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The Belle Meade Plantation was founded in 1807 by John Harding. What started as a log cabin and 250 acres grew into a beautiful Greek Revival Mansion and one of the largest thorough bread horse farms in the South covering 5400 acres. This attraction requires a good two hours and very well worth it...even in the high (97 degree) August... More

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Sudbury, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This is a beautiful old 'plantation' with lots of history...Austin, our tour guide, made the tour fun and informative. The wine tasting at the end of the tour is a nice way to complete things...the Muscadine wine and Blackberry wine are divine!

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Lindenhurst, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I really enjoyed Belle Meade. The grounds were beautiful and the story of the family who lived here and their farm were very interesting. The staff was friendly and our tour guide was fantastic. The best part of the tour, of course, was the free wine tasting at the end. The blackberry wine was delicious!! I purchased a bottle to... More

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Clinton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is a family that made it big raising horses, made a fortune and in the end was broke again. Nice house, interesting story, and nice carriage collection. This is an area thats history goes WAY back. Another plantation that had slaves-same as Hermitage. Of the 2, Hermitage is better I think.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

A beautiful throwback in history. beautifully restored mansion and grounds. great place for weddings or events of any kind.

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