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Belle Meade Plantation

Address: 5025 Harding Pike, Nashville, TN 37205
Phone Number: +1 615-356-0501
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Historic Tennessee - Southern Plantations and...
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Ranked #13 of 98 Attractions in Nashville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Leisure education, Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Belle Meade Plantation is a non-profit historic site located in...
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Leisure education, Group tours/walking tour
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit here,lovely old mansion,well preserved. Had a knowledgable young man as a guide,made it fun and interesting. Grounds and outbuildings are nice,be beautiful in the spring. Will visit again,learn more about this part of the South and it's traditions.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We arrived here about a half hour before closing, and it was still one of our favorite things about Nashville. The history about the slaves, and plantation in general was amazing.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

We visited at the wrong time. They were installing new carpeting in the visitors center, so we couldn't visit the visit center. But it was fine, we were at the end of our day and didn't have the energy to do the tour.

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Cloquet, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

We were there during renovation week unfortunately so although we got a great rate we didn't get to see the whole house as they were replacing carpet. Loved what we did see though. Very knowledgeable tour guide and interesting story. This tour ends with a wine tasting that they make there. Nonprofit winery so purchases help keep the plantation open.... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

i have lived in cities and visited some places that have truly fabulous houses, but I enjoyed Belle Meade for its contrast to these. This was a "working farm", according to our tour guide, and as such worked hard to be self-sufficient, all the while marketing its thoroughbred horses to the rich and famous who built railroads and industries. It... More 

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Hoover, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We enjoyed visiting here in October and didn't realize how much there was to the place. Plan to allow at least several hours. In addition, on the day we went, the tours were selling out quickly and once we got there they were almost sold out so we actually had to wait a while before our tour began. Of course,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

What a beautiful place to spend a morning and have lunch. It's a getaway from all the country music, bars, and spots, located farther from downtown. The plantation has several sights and explanations of how Nashville was before it became this amazing. Visit manors, slave houses and even a "cemetery".

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This was a very interesting tour. We used a groupon and got a great price on the tour and wine tasting. Our tour guide was very informative and was willing to answer all our questions. A must do if you're in the area and love history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

So interesting! The history, the tour guide and the property were fascinating. The tour guide did a great job describing the history and the families who lived on this plantation. GREAT

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We enjoyed listening to our very well informed guide when touring this home. Luckily it was still decorated for Christmas which made it an even more special vist. Fun to do the wine tasting too...even if it was a little early!

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