Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery, Nashville

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The historical Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery, established in 1807, has served as a thoroughbred stud breeding ground, an extensive farm with a cotton gin, and a Confederate general’s headquarters. Take a tour of Greek-Revival mansion, restored to its turn-of-the-century appearance, and several original outbuildings. You can explore the dairy, carriage house, mausoleum, stable, and reconstructed slave quarters as a costumed guide narrates the property’s history. After the tour, head to the onsite winery for a free tasting. Also swing by Harding House restaurant for some Southern hospitality. To visit Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery on your holiday in Nashville, and find out what else Nashville has to offer, use our Nashville.
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  • It was an amazing site and tour to take in! Then ending with a wine tasting made it THE perfect day! Hands down I would recommend those 21 and older to jump on this tour and take in some amazing...  more »
  • My friend and I participated in the food and wine pairing. Our host was so knowledgeable about all the wines we tasted and paired the perfect cheeses, meats and chocolates for each wine. Everyone...  more »
  • My Wife and I saw Belle Meade on the way to Wal-Mart and decided we had to visit it to see what it was about. Beautiful setting and some amazing history to go along with it. We also had our first...  more »
  • I truly enjoyed both tours. They both acknowledged the contribution of the slaves to the success of the plantation as well as point out some of the atrocities of slave life and "freedom". The tour guide for the slave tour was AWESOME!!! She educated MANY people on the tour about the life of slaves and how much the plantations, not just Belle Meade, depended on the slaves in order to be as successful as they were. She did it with such class☺. I definitely recommend the slave tour. If you are one of the many who does not understand the life of a slave, Belle Meade "Jubilee Tour" will give you a little insight.☺
  • Beautiful place. Been visiting for the past 20 years anytime I'm in the Nashville area. Piece of living history. Was great to share with my husband and 3 children this past summer. Looking forward to going during Christmas. The whole place is decorated like you were alive during that time.
  • I think this place was incredible. The historic value of this place is a must see place for anyone. The narrator was comical, but very informative. It was long enough to give us all wine tasting at the end! They also sold food, and bourbon. It really made you feel like what it was like back when it was In full operation. The prices were really fair. Nothing too crazy. Disclsimer! No phone or video recording! The weather is very tropical but they had AC! Please go check this out.
  • I've been visiting the Belle Meade Mansion / Plantation since I was a child. It is one of my absolute favorite places to visit in Nashville during Christmas, when it is extravagantly decorated for the holiday season. Regardless of the time of year you choose to visit, you'll enjoy seeing this page from Southern history. This stunning 30-acre plantation is well-preserved and provides an authentic look at the interior decor and architecture of the late 1800s. Make sure you visit the Plantation's excellent restaurant which features delicious Southern gourmet selections without being too fussy or stuffy.
  • Incredible grounds and a fascinating tour. We went on the Jubilee tour which highlighted the story of the enslaved people of Belle Meade. Jeff was our guide and he was great and super knowledgable. The grounds are gorgeous and it was a lot of fun to explore. The wine tasting and sales were a really neat addition to it all as well!

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