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Belle Meade Plantation

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Address: 5025 Harding Pike, Nashville, TN 37205-2810
Phone Number: +1 615-356-0501
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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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Must Stop for Nashville!

We were pleasantly greeted by Amy who took care of us and answered our questions but also shared a few other options we had at the plantation. Glad she did as we went on the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Waltham, Massachusetts
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Waltham, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were pleasantly greeted by Amy who took care of us and answered our questions but also shared a few other options we had at the plantation. Glad she did as we went on the private wine tasting tour. Very enjoyable!! It was amazing to hear the history but also how in the last 13 years every horse in the... More 

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Robertsdale, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Liked the fact that I learned a lot of things that I didn't know about this plantation. The mansion is very beautiful. The grounds are beautiful.

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Raymore, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a beautiful place to visit. Learning about all the history and seeing all the history was amazing. Our tour guide was great, and for only being there a month, was very knowledgeable and entertaining. This is just a short drive from downtown Nashville, but would highly recommend visiting when in town.

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Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A plantation where horses are the cash crops...makes for an interesting story. A truly interesting equestrian history this family had. A large, beautiful mansion and well kept grounds made for a great tour. The tour also includes a wine tasting. Wasn't expecting that but it was a nice way to end the guided portion of the mansion. Purchased a few... More 

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Snohomish, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Belle Meade plantation and mansion was originally settled around 1820. It is not the typical idea one gets when they think of a plantation. Belle Meade was actually famous for breeding and selling race horses. The tour takes you through the mansion which has painstakingly been restored with most all the original items that had long ago been sold... More 

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Greenville, Mississippi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A good ride from downtown Nashville, these lovely gardens and lovely old mansion give you a glimpse into life in Nashville at an earlier time. Quite lovely. Do go.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Enough to see for everyone. The mansion tour was interesting but we felt it was a bit of a con that you couldn't take photos (not even flashless photography). OK place to visit and reasonable value for money

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our visit here but it was not as informative as I would,have liked. Too much of the experience centred around this family and not enough around the history of the times for my liking. I'm glad we went but it was not as good as we would have liked.

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Norwalk, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The tour of the main house is well planned. We did not run into other groups because of the orchestration built into the tour. Each area had a beautifully costumed host. (We were lucky enough to meet one of the staff tailors.) The guides were knowledgeable, friendly and seemed genuinely happy to answer our questions. there is a winery on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had read the book "To Whisper Her Name" which is set in Belle Meade so it was a natural to visit there when I went to Nashville. Belle Meade is a beautifully restored and maintained plantation that has as rich history. The house tour was enjoyable and the grounds are lovely. It was easy to imagine how vibrant it... More 

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