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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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Rockers and Wine

A great way to experience southern history. Very informative and beautiful grounds. The stables were very pretty. We enjoyed the wine tasting at the end of the tour.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

A great way to experience southern history. Very informative and beautiful grounds. The stables were very pretty. We enjoyed the wine tasting at the end of the tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Very good tour guide of the house, and walking tour good. Very hot and humid when we visited, house had AC and wine sampling was excellent.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Would've enjoyed hearing more about the slaves. Too much walking, to see everything. They should rent golf carts or something, for people to be able to see everything. Not what I expected.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This was a real interesting place to visit, where a big part of our history is preserved. The Belle Meade Plantation is famous for being the home of Iriquouis, the first American horse to win the prestigious Epsom Derby and thus bringing home glory. (Fun fact: Every Triple Crown winner is descended from that horse!) What is less than glorious... More 

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Racine, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

As our Docent shared the history of Belle Meade, she presented a segment about Slavery that helped our group of eight 16 year old Scouts better understand the life of a slave. Each Scout read 2 or 3 story cards aloud about individual people who were enslaved on the plantation. We will never fully comprehend the true nature of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We visited the Mansion with our two daughters who are 10 and 12. We enjoyed the tour and found the grounds to be beautiful and interesting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We purchased a tour of the Belle Meade Plantation, including the grounds and mansion. The grounds were informative, offering posted signs and explanations for reading on your self-guided tour. The tour of the mansion was very interesting and allowed us to learn about the civil war and Belle Meade family that once occupied the home. No pictures were allowed inside... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

You get a great history lesson. The house & grounds are beautiful!. There is also an area outside for games, such as crochet, that was fun. They also offer a free wine tasting.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Beautiful estate, great history, but what you see isn't always true. Visiting Belle Meade is like stepping into history. Lots of see and learn. However, not everything was correctly presented. I felt a lot of "white guilt" in the guided tour. For example, the entire tour focused on the family history of its white masters (employers) along with the contributions... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

When we arrived, we were told that the next available tour of the house was in an hour and fifteen minutes. That was more than enough time to see everything else on the grounds and browse in the gift shop. The tour itself was very well run, with each guide having her own room or rooms to describe, then pass... More 

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Additional Information about Belle Meade Plantation

Address: 5025 Harding Pike, Nashville, TN 37205
Phone Number: +1 615-356-0501
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Nashville
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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