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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
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Girls Nashville Trip

Lovely grounds. We went on the perfext day with beautiful weather leaves starting to turn. Great gift shop and winery.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The mansion took you back in time with the original paintings, furniture, and decor of that period. Gained knowledge of how they dealt with the cold and heat. The history of horses there not like the other plantations.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lovely grounds. We went on the perfext day with beautiful weather leaves starting to turn. Great gift shop and winery.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Belle Meade Plantation is gorgeous. The tour was well run and efficient. We learned quite a bit about the family that lived there (and their many horses). After the house tour (which lasted about 30 min), they took you for a free wine tasting (about another 10-15 min). I did not participate (not a wine person), but the person I... More 

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beamsville, ON
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited this plantation while in Nashville and was not sure what to expect. Luckily my wife researched it before we went and really enjoyed the tour. Our guide was fabulous, thoroughly knowledgeable of the property and family history, and quite funny as well. entrance fee was reasonable and had a nice gift shop and restaurant on site. After the tour... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I visited this attraction not knowing exactly what to expect, and I was pleasantly surprised. The tour of the mansion is interesting, and the tour guides are engaging and entertaining. The wine-tasting was a wonderful end to the tour, and you'll be very tempted to buy a bottle, even if you're not a wine connoisseur. I'd recommend this attraction to... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

With my sister visiting I wanted to select a plantation tour for us to enjoy together. The tours here are led by a costumed guide. Very nice back story on the history of the home and grounds. There's plenty to stroll around and see before and after the tour including slave cabins and out buildings. We enjoyed the wine tasting... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Overall, I would say this was a positive experience for our group. My father is a history buff, so we wanted to take him somewhere for his birthday that he might enjoy, while visiting the Nashville/Franklin area. We knew that there were a lot of places we could go with this in mind, but chose Belle Meade because we thought... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had some time in the afternoon and decided to tour the plantation. The place is very relaxing and the tour guide was very knowledgeable. It was a great way to spend some time outside and learn about local history and horses. Highly recommend.

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Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lots of history on this plantation that is close in to downtown Nashville. They also have a wine tasting room that was fun. Typical southern US wines but fun to taste them. The guides who give tours are very engaging and the grounds are very well kept up.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We opted for just the grounds pass. $12 was a lot of money. Nothing special but it did include 3 different types of wine tasting. Pretty but wouldn't run back.

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