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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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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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Belle Meade is a must if you are in the Nashville area. It was a great experience. It was booked so we paid $10 to tour the plantation yard and sample wine. The Blackberry wine is... read more

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Dubuque, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Belle Meade is a must if you are in the Nashville area. It was a great experience. It was booked so we paid $10 to tour the plantation yard and sample wine. The Blackberry wine is the best in my opinion. I would highly encourage everyone to visit the Belle Mead Plantation and take a tour! Great setting for photography!

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were in Nashville for the NHL All Star Game and thought we would take the opportunity to see real Southern US history. The Belle Meade Plantation was a great experience that our family thoroughly enjoyed. The tour of the mansion is worth it as is walking the expansive grounds; wine tasting at the end of the tour was treat!... More 

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Pittsburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I think the best part is walking the grounds. Not sure you would have to pay to do that, but there is a charge to tour the mansion. That tour is a little dry, and you are not allowed to touch anything, although you can walk into the rooms. The tour ends with a wine tasting and visit to the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a really cool location with lots of interesting history. Our tour guide was a tad over the top and long-winded, but passionate and very knowledgable. All the rooms were open so you could walk throughout. However, for the length of the tour, I feel we could've covered more of the property instead of only the mansion. The wine... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We loved this tour. The mansion is beautiful and the staff is knowledgeable and friendly. The complimentary wine tasting was really good

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We purchased the extra treasure hunt backpack for my two children (5 and 7 yo) and that made the experience much better for them. A lot of learning, history and interesting facts.

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Orange, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a great tour! Our guide was extremely informative, dressed in period garb from head to toe. The plantation house was well preserved and told the story of the family's that resided there and how they made their money; race horses! I have seen the paintings of horses my entire life and never really know the significance until now. The... More 

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Menomonee Falls, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were traveling to Florida and saw Belle Meade on Trip Advisor so we decided to take an AM tour. We have been to plantations before, but never a horse race one! Very interesting guided tour of house. The guide was dressed in costume and spoke as though it was the late 1800 which was fun. Lots of interesting history.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of my favorite things we did during our weekend trip to Nashville. Our tour guide was fantastic, really informative. This is awesome!! Don't miss it!

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Fort Myers, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I read reviews on Trip Advisor and was excited to tour this home. I enjoy history as well - so was looking forward to some civil war history with this tour as well. The tour starts in the foyer of the home. From outside - the home is gorgeous. A big porch with rocking chairs, huge Windows and shutters Then... More 

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