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Belle Meade Plantation, Nashville

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.5/5 based on 2,200+ reviews on the web
The historical Belle Meade Plantation, 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. Using our international travel planner, Nashville attractions like Belle Meade Plantation can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Called ahead with reservations for our group.Luncheon in the Carriage House (very good) and then the tour of the mansion followed by wine tasting. No photos allowed in the home. I did get some nice ph...  read more »
  • The Belle Meade is a beautiful historical home. The owners were horse breeders so home offers a different view of Civil War homes. The house itself is beautifully restored. I have been to Belle Meade ...  read more »
  • The tour covered the house and the land. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining. The land was vast. you will need at least 2 hours to visit here. 
  • This is a great place to visit for history buffs. Rob was an amazing your guide, very informative and a great sense of humor to boot. After the tour some great wines to taste and if you're hungry the restaurant has great food very reasonably priced. Hope you get a chance to go and enjoy!
  • It's a walking visit. Really quite nice and southern lovely. The slave stories are moving and an impressive example of the 'new, more sensitive south' The curator had a delightful accent and did a great job of telling the history of the plantation with an elegant flair. We really enjoyed our day. Inexpensive, educational, exercise, and truly interesting. Horses, much about the horses, the carriages, and the people.
  • Interesting tour and beautiful property. History and horse enthusiasts will enjoy it. The tasting was short, with light pours. They only tasted 3 wines but were accommodating if I asked to try something else. There's a great outdoor play area with bocce, bags, and croquet, but they don't serve drinks or anything so you can't really stay to enjoy it. This attraction was part of the Nashville Pass and I probably wouldn't have paid to go if it wasn't.
  • Awesome tour of a classic Southern plantation! Tour guide Rob was very informative. Learned a lot of history. Also got a wine tasting where you can try both California and Tennessee wines.
  • Amazing mansion tour. The lady who procide us with information was well educated with the information answered all the questions and procide extra information about the tour and things inside the mansion.
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