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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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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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A piece of History

Went there for a change of pace from the Nashville bar scenes we did for two days . Didn't even know what to expect we just wanted to be outside for awhile . We took the tour and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Went there for a change of pace from the Nashville bar scenes we did for two days . Didn't even know what to expect we just wanted to be outside for awhile . We took the tour and was surprised to find out about the history of the place . The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable about the property and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

I would put Belle Meade Plantation on a must see. The home is in the process of renovations, but the people doing the tour were so helpful. The home is now on a college campus.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

This was a beautiful plantation and great afternoon trip on a nice weather day. The grounds are awesome and the history of this family is interesting. Although, it is a story of horse breeding , ther e are no horses located on the property. There is included in the ticket price a wine tasting of the belle Meade wine selections... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Lots of history and info on the tour. Tour guide very informative. The grounds are a self guided tour. The brochure provides info for that. We did that before our house tour why we waited. If you do the tour during hot weather, its probably best to do an a.m. tour. Tour is not suited for young children. Slow paced... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

The tour is entertaining, as there is a lot of attention to make the interior of the house look as much as possible as it was in its heydays. The stables are beautiful, with well restored horse carriages in the horse enclosures. Although called a plantation, the place is actually best known for world class thoroughbred breeding. Amazingly, we were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

On a beautiful day, you cant beat visiting a historical plantation in Nashville. There are great photo opportunities, a nice store and restaurant, and a winery. You can purchase a mansion tour, which I strongly recommend. The property is not very large, so the tour really gives you information and insight on the family that resided there. This plantation was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

You get to see a little Nashville history then finish the tour with some wine tasting. My family visited that never wants to do any tourist activities but they really enjoyed this place. We had brunch, toured the home and grounds, and finish with wine tasting. My inlaws ended up buying a case of various wine. I love this place!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

The tour of the historic mansion was great. The costumed character guides posted in various rooms were very knowledgable and made an interesting and entertaining presentation of this historic property. The winery was fun and our meal in the restaurant on the property was excellent.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

The guided tour is well worth taking as the story of the house starting in 1807 and the family that lived there is very interesting. The tour is well run, the guides being very knowledgeable, and after there is ample opportunity to explore the other buildings ie the carriage house and the slave quarters, diary etc. we had lunch here... More 

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Meridian, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

The grounds here were amazing - the wine was amazing, too! The tour was very informational and I learned many things about how plantations functioned. Reading history is one thing - but getting to actually see this plantation and all the exhibits makes history come alive in a whole other way. Great place to visit and easy to get to.

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