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“Nashville gem.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Belle Meade Plantation

Belle Meade Plantation
5025 Harding Pike, Nashville, TN 37205
+1 615-356-0501
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$62*
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Historic Tennessee - Southern Plantations and...
Ranked #16 of 96 Attractions in Nashville
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Activities: Leisure education, Group tours/walking tour
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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.
Illinois City, Illinois
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“Nashville gem.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Although this attraction is currently only about 25 acres of the original 5000, it is an excellent example of life on a large plantation. The tour guides were well informed and in period costume. The wine-tasting room was my downfall; had to buy some, of course!

Visited June 2014
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“Interesting piece of history.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Nice change of pace from the downtown area. So much history here. The tour guide was quite informative. Beautiful grounds. Also enjoyed the wine tasting at the end.

Visited May 2014
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Bossier City, Louisiana
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“Good tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

All five in our group enjoyed the tour as we loved hearing the history of the plantation. Our tour guide could not answer questions outside her script, but she knew her script very well.

Visited June 2014
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Poplar Bluff, Missouri
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“Interesting, pretty tour, nice new addition of winery”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Well-organized tour with informative guides. Beautiful mansion and property, well worth your time to see while in Nashville. Winery stop at the end was a nice new addition since our last visit. Love the gift shop too!

Visited June 2014
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Phoenix, Arizona
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“Excellent Tour and Staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I took a conference group to Belle Meade for the culinary tour and then dinner after in the carriage house. The event was perfect and Mark James was a pleasure to work with and a gracious host. The tour was fascinating and well paced, the food was excellent and we loved being able to sample their wines at their tasting room & wine shop. Everyone in the group loved the experience and as an event planner, I have a great challenge on how to beat this experience next year. Thank you again Belle Meade & Mark for a wonderful experience!

Visited May 2014
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