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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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  • Such a sad tale to this historic building but the bloodlines originate for Kentucky Derby winners from this property. Amazing tale and well worth a visit. 1200 acres originally and now only 24 acres l...  more »
  • We visited during the Christmas tour period (November through December). We learned about the history of the site as well as some general facts on how Christmas was celebrated in the 19th and 20th cen...  more »
  • It was interesting to visit a colonial house and here some of the family history but I can't help to point out that a large part of the history was ignored. I mean the slavery aspect. The slave's hous...  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....