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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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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed this tour. The mansion was well preserved and the guide was very informative. Wine tasting was a nice surprise as wines were better than expected. I'm not sure I'd say this is a must-see attraction, but you'll be happy with a visit and it was a reasonable value.

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Kennewick, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

A ton to look around at! Make sure you give a couple hours to spend here! Took a tour of the mansion, all the tour guides were dressed to the era and very knowledgeable. Free wine sampling at the end of the tour as well!

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Dexter, Missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

If you are a history buff this is a must see. Be sure to take the tour. It was amazing to hear the stories of the plantation. Brought the place to life and made the people in the pictures come to life. They also sell some good wine.

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Canberra
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

As a non american this was a great tour to understand history of Tennessee and one of Nashvilles early families. As we were on a tour we were restricted in the time we could spend however it is worth doing this as part of a tour. Also the wine tasting is good and chocolates are to die for!!!

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Springfield, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

When you think of a "mansion," what comes to mind? Gaudy opulence? A cookie-cutter McMansion? A Frank Lloyd Wright monstrosity? Well I'm happy to say none of the above apply to Belle Meade, a large plantation with a mansion as its centerpiece. The interior is awash with class and history. Actually, the exterior has a history of its own too,... More

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Westerville, OH
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78 reviews 78 reviews
15 attraction reviews
242 helpful votes 242 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

This lovely plantation was a pleasure to visit. Our guide, Rachel, was knowledgeable and pleasant and made us feel as if we knew the families that lived there (although there were ridiculous numbers of people whose first name was William throughout the generations). The house is beautifully furnished and the lifestyle of the family in the 1800's was one of... More

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Bristol
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35 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

Visited here on a tour of Nashville. Wonderful house with tour guides dressed up in costume of the time given us a talk on life back in the days when the house was lived in by the family. The plantation is famous for breeding famous race horses. Great art work of the past winners. Just loved the rooms and decor.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

The grounds are beautiful & well maintained. The tour of the mansion was prefect. They only take a set number of people at a time. No big crowds. Allows plenty of time to view each room & ask questions. Guides are very knowledgable about the family & the time period. At the end of the tour a wine tasting is... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

Our tour guide, Sarah was very knowledgable about the historic site. We enjoyed the visit. The grounds were very relaxing and the wine was excellent.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Our tour guide was wonderful - he was well informed and had a great sense of humour. We thoroughly enjoyed the house and grounds. The wine-tasting was a great added touch to our visit. The ladies in the gift shop were very friendly and helpful.

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