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“1807 Plantation on banks of a beautiful clear creek”

Belle Meade Plantation
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Historic Tennessee - Southern Plantations and Presidents
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Belle Meade Plantation Mansion Tour
Ranked #9 of 253 things to do in Nashville
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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.
Reviewed February 23, 2013

One can sense the presence of the old slave owner, the horse trainer, the slaves. Restored plantation south of Nashville, TN on Harding Pike.
Original cabin built in 1709. Lots of historic information all over the site.
This is a beautifully restored historic site.
http://bellemeadeplantation.com/

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Reviewed February 20, 2013

This was one of the most interesting places we visited on our entire southern roadtrip. Our tour guide was very well versed in the details and history of the mansion and the family who built it, and was able to answer almost every question our group had. The house itself has been restored beautifully, and the outbuildings (the slave quarters, the dairy, and the smokehouse) are worth wandering around and taking in. We spent a little over an hour there altogether.

Our favorite part of the tour was the wine tasting at the end. Even my husband, who is not a wine drinker, loved it so much he bought two bottles on site, and we are planning on ordering a case later this month.

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Reviewed February 19, 2013

This is such a different piece of history. It's rare to hear about the millions made in horse racing or how it was affected by the civil war. Our guide was wonderful, imparting not only information but personalizing it by making herself a part of the history. The blackberry wine at the winery was our favorite.

Thank Heather S
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Reviewed February 16, 2013

The plantation house tour focused on the founding family generations, thoroughbred horses and it's place in Nashville history. I would not consider it a tour of working southern plantation, but more a historical recollecrtion of the family that built it. The tour took about 45 minutes and our guide was very well versed in the history of the family. Included is a wine tasting which seemed a little odd because it's a blatant pitch to buy the "plantation" wine and had nothing to do with the historical significance of the home. But the admission fee was reasonable and it offered many intertesting facts regarding an original Nashville family.

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Reviewed February 16, 2013 via mobile

As it's already rated on Tripadvisor, a great place, go spend time at this plantation and count on staying for something to eat at their restaurant. Food and service was very good. There's a free wine tasting event at the end of the tour.

My wife and I had a great time.

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