Belle Meade Plantation, Nashville

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#2 of 13 in Historic Sites in Nashville
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. To visit Belle Meade Plantation on your holiday in Nashville, and find out what else Nashville has to offer, use our Nashville online vacation planner .
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  • October 4, 2017
    Belle Meade is a beautiful location with many things to explore. We particularly enjoyed the Segway tour and the Mansion tour.  more »
  • October 4, 2017
    We took a tour of the Belle Mead plantation with friends from Australia. We went in the morning and were greeted in a friendly manner by the host. The tour began promptly on time and the guide did a g...  more »
  • October 4, 2017
    Very interesting and informative tour!! Our tour guide Steven was excellent. The house was beautiful!  more »
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  • June 27, 2017
    I got the tour and wine tasting package and it was definitely worth the money. The mansion is gorgeous and has a vibrant history. I went with my aunt who was visiting from out of town, and she absolutely loved it. Our tour guide was engaging and enthusiastic. After the tour, you have the option to walk the grounds and learn more about the plantation itself. Overall an excellent experience.
  • June 23, 2017
    What an amazing place! So many interesting stories and beautiful scenery. The wine selection at the tasting was quite diverse. The food and wine pairing was really nice too. They ship the wine to 45 states so you don't even have to take it with you or worry about not getting more. All the proceeds go right back to fund this nonprofit too.
  • April 19, 2017
    Incredible! The mansion is amazing. The tour was great, we had a wonderful guide. The wine was so good, and the guys doing the tasting were hilarious. It was a wonderful, serene atmosphere and I didn't want to leave. The restaurant was equally amazing. The mint julep goes PERFECT with brunch. The service was phenomenal. One of my favorite places on Earth.
  • June 20, 2017
    Our tour guide was not a normal guide, but someone was sick. Instead we had a textiles historian giving the tour. He was hilarious, irreverent and HIGHLY knowledgeable about the history and period correctness of the home. I would definitely recommend a stop here. Planning for an afternoon glass of wine in the garden would also be nice, but we did not have the time in our schedule for that.
  • May 9, 2017
    Iconic Nashville experience for those with any interest in history. Log cabin now has beautiful period furniture and explanations. Horses have returned to front lawn. Free do it yourself tour if you follow the path and wander the grounds. Start at the log cabin right of the parking lot. Paid tour of mansion is definite worth it includes wine tasting in stables which now feature period carriages (can see carriages for free). They sell out mansion tours so book online before you come to Nashville.

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