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Belle Meade Plantation

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Address: 5025 Harding Pike, Nashville, TN 37205
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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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Great wine tasting experience

Visiting Nashville with friends and doing some sightseeing decided to finally go here after visiting Nashville dozens of times, main house was closed for a function but the... read more

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Rhyl, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visiting Nashville with friends and doing some sightseeing decided to finally go here after visiting Nashville dozens of times, main house was closed for a function but the grounds and attractions outside were well worth the trip. Great friendly staff, wines were great, gift shop had plenty of choices and the attractions in the grounds were interesting and worth the... More 

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Vermilion, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and personable. The home and grounds are lovely. The wine tasting at the end was a nice touch. We bought 2 bottles to take home. It costs 20 dollars for the tour and the wine tasting. We thought it was well worth it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a unique plantation because it was for breeding the top horses in the United States. This stud farm sired bloodlines such as Seabiscuit and each horse racing today is a descendant of "Bonnie Scotland." You can tour the grounds for free and I would recommend that. If you have been to a mansion already it will be more... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

very personal, intimate tour where you get to see a great portion of the historic mansion. this is not quite a "plantation", although the landscape was still impressive.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

A great add on for any visit to Nashville. Before the Civil War this plantation was the home of horse racing in the world. Their stallion Iroquois is considered to have started the blood line of hundreds of great race horses for more than the last 100 years. The Mansion still has much of the original furniture.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We really enjoyed this visit. Lots of history and we learned things we didn't know before. Beautiful property and welcoming hosts.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited on New Year's Eve, but the decorations were still up for Christmas and the tour had been modified from its default to focus on how Christmas would have been celebrated throughout the years. The bullet holes on the front porch were interesting and the wine tasting at the end was nice. Scored our tickets through Groupon, so it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I find it fascinating to learn how the 1% lived during different periods in our country's history. The home is gorgeous with mostly original furnishings. During the house tour, the history of the plantation, stories of family members and slaves along with the horses that have their own stories are woven together to help you understand how things were when... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wasn't totally into going to this place after many suggested it. Found out it was decorated for Christmas so I decided to give it a chance. Found a Groupon and we went. The house is absolutely perfect, the grounds are beautiful and the history is so rich! The wine was amazing as well!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow, this was definitely my favorite plantation on our Nashville tour. The house was lived in from the 1850s-1950s, and so each room had a different style of decoration from several of the decades. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and willing to answer questions. Unlike some other home tours, we were able to go into each room and view the... More 

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