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“Interesting history of racehorses”

Belle Meade Plantation
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Belle Meade Plantation Mansion Tour
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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.
Longview, Texas
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97 reviews
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“Interesting history of racehorses”
Reviewed June 9, 2013

It was beautiful! Our tour guide knew all about the grounds and the Harding and Jackson families. Our meal at Harding House Restaurant was delicious

Visited June 2013
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Snellville, Georgia
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Reviewed June 6, 2013

I was very impressed. This plantation is worth a visit. Our tour guide, while new, was very knowledgeable. She was clearly well trained and well informed. There were a few questions she could not answer right away, but she found someone who could answer them. The plantation was well maintained and full of history, and the house was huge and beautiful. There is plenty to see around the plantation as well. I highly recommend checking this place out.

Visited June 2013
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“Plantation with equestrian history”
Reviewed June 6, 2013

Visited with teens who seemed to enjoy more than I anticipated, first time for all to a plantation setting. I am sure there are more grand homes to visit, this fit in best with our plans. Our guide gave a good, if not somewhat intense, sense of what it would have been like to reside there including the rise and fall of the extended family. There is plenty of time to stroll the grounds before or after your tour. Those with any equestrian bent or civil war buffs would find the story particularly interesting. Family admission rate helpful for our crew of six. The brief wine tasting was enjoyable. Amongst an area of grand homes, we did not partake of the restaurant due to a desire to hit the Loveless cafe which is not too far away.

Visited June 2013
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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“Take a break from the music”
Reviewed June 6, 2013

Very interesting tour which ends with a wine tasting, beautiful grounds to wander at your leisure before or after the tour, nice gift shop, not too far from downtown. Also, nearby neighborhood of Belle Meade is fun to drive through to see where the 1% live in Nashville.

Visited June 2013
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“Well maintained plantation.”
Reviewed June 5, 2013

Interesting history of the plantation and area. This place managed to survive the civil war pretty much untouched. The guides gave a good narration about the families who lived here over the years and the various operations of the plantation such as race horses, wines, toll road and so on. A peek into yesteryear.

Visited May 2013
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