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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 #16 of 96 Attractions in Nashville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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, Cultural
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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Rockville Centre, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

My husband and I visited the Plantation the day after Christmas using a groupon discount. The mansion was beautiful with each room decorated just as it would have been in the different decades that the house was occupied. The guides were very knowledgeable and entertaining. Be sure and ask questions because you can get so much more information from them... More 

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Belle Meade Plantation is a gem! The house tour is excellent and a bonus is the opportunity to stop in the winery for a wine tasting. There are two gift shops to pick up some fun gifts or souvenirs. If you like to read, I suggest To Whisper Her Name by Tamera Alexander. It might be worth it before you... More 

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illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Our family enjoyed the tour of Belle Meade during a Christmas getaway. It was interesting learning about the family that lived here and the tie into thoroughbred race horses. Austin, our tour guide, gave an informative tour with humor included and ample time to look around in each room. He definitely gave Southern hospitality. This would be one to include... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Visit their website for details. A very nice place for a wedding and reception. Nashville is convenient for family to fly in to, & the Belle Meade site is very cool. Historic grounds, the carriage house is interesting, & our reception [~60 peo] went really well.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This plantation is not as high tech as visiting the Hermitage which is more popular in the area, but if you like horses and love some old southern history it is a great stop. I personally think the property itself is much nicer than the Hermitage you just don't have as much history seeing as a president did not live... More 

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Astoria, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

My friends and I enjoyed the tour at Belle Meade. The history of the place is very interesting, especially learning about the family and how Bell Meade was a premier thoroughbred racing and breeding farm at that time. I loved being able to take a step back into the past. That time period is so much different from today. I... More 

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Mount Juliet, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

The tour was very interesting thanks to our tour guide, Austin. The mansion was decorated for Christmas and each room was done in the style of a different period in the time it was occupied. Aside from the Christmas aspect, the information about the family and the history was presented very well. Austin was informative and gave the guests on... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We enjoyed our tour at Belle Meade and loved the area location. After visiting Belle Meade plantation we drove around the area to see all the lovely estates nearby. Lunch was excellent !!

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South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

The plantation was adorned for Christmas. It was interesting because they had decorated according to the decades that the plantation was occupied. Hadn't realized the importance of this plantation. Interesting!

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Midland, Michigan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Would not reccomend the tour. It is very short (only covers the inside of the mansion) and not worth the price. If you want to check the plantation out, you can walk around to all of the other bulidings at no cost. Basically, I paid $16 for a wine tasting.

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