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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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A lot of fun - live music in most places day and night

There are so many places to talk about that are unique and amazing. Each place is slightly different and some of the large venues have multiple floors with multiple styles of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

There are so many places to talk about that are unique and amazing. Each place is slightly different and some of the large venues have multiple floors with multiple styles of music at all of the same time. Basically most of the venues are on Broadway between 2nd and 5th Avenues. This is easy to walk around and go from... More 

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St. Andrews, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Enjoyed the grounds with signs explaining history of sight...tour of house was good though be aware no photos in house ..but they sell them in the gift shop

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Arlington, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

very interesting and worth the time. we visited here for the first time and found it an interesting historic event

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

Great wine. Great history. Beautiful property, great historic information. Our guide was a plethora of useful information. Would go back!

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Had a great time touring Belle Meade. I didn't know anything about the plantation until arriving and learned a lot. The property is beautiful, I loved looking at all the carriages in the carriage house and saw them preparing for a wedding which looked amazing! The wine tasting at the end was so fun we really enjoyed the interaction with... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We visited Belle Meade plantation while visiting the Nashville area. The house tour was great and very informative. The grounds are well maintained. The house is 85 % furnished with original furniture and artwork. We had lunch at the property restaurant and the food was wonderful. There are picnic tables available if you prefer to pack a lunch. We did... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

While in Nashville, we decided to take a tour of Belle Meade. Austin did a great job guiding us thru the house and relishing the facts about the family and their history. Sadly the weather did not cooperate and it downpoured most of the time we were there.. The tour ends with a complimentary wine tasting which was nice.. Winery... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Lovely tour by guides in traditional dress..Loved the shop some different things to buy in there..went back this year just to get some more gifts...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful mansion, tour guides dressed in period clothing, lots of out buildings, indoor bathroom very unique!!! Beautiful decor!!!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Please do not be fooled by the high ratings for this attraction. I am completely lost as to what people love about this stop. I found it to be a waste of money and time. I wonder if people really spoke freely about their stop. Skip this tour and see something else in Nashville like the Hermitage. Your time and... More 

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