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Belle Meade Plantation, Nashville

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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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  • This is a unique plantation because it was for breeding the top horses in the United States. This stud farm sired bloodlines such as Seabiscuit and each horse racing today is a descendant of "Bonnie S...  more »
  • very personal, intimate tour where you get to see a great portion of the historic mansion. this is not quite a "plantation", although the landscape was still impressive. 
  • A great add on for any visit to Nashville. Before the Civil War this plantation was the home of horse racing in the world. Their stallion Iroquois is considered to have started the blood line of hundr...  more »
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  • 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!
  • Wonderful place. Very nice tour guide. Tasty wine.
  • The home and grounds were much smaller than I expected however the tour guide I had made the trip worth it, she was phenomenal.
  • Very good tour guide! Beautiful grounds and very informative signage all over the property. If you come early in the day, make sure to grab a bite at the Harding House, an onsite restaurant. Delicious!!!
  • Really enjoyed the tour. Big collection of historic item inside of the Mansion, well conserved. ..Sad is not allowed pictures for tourist memories....So we were there as if never been.....Blackberry wind my favorite....