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. 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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  • Like it or not, Nashville has history; some good, some not so good. When you visit a plantation in the South, you will hear of both. This beautifully preserved home and its outbuildings is worth a tou...  more »
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  • A historical highlight in Nashville! This gorgeous plantation has been expertly preserved. Go for the mansion tour- our host was undeniably the best tour guide I have ever had! The stories and artifacts are fascinating, tying into local and national history in the most surprising fashion. Definitely grab ice cream from The Coop- the blueberry cobbler is the stuff dreams are made of. I could have spent hours here, if I had the time. Make sure you give yourself plenty of time to explore!
  • The Belle Meade Plantation is a great experience in history. They have done a good job recreating the manor and out buildings to what they were in the mid 1800's, and the tour was well worth the money to a history buff. I would not necessarily say this is a great day trip for young children, as there are not a ton of youth oriented activities on the average day. Still, the place is well kept and full of historical pieces and stories. The historian that walked our group around was extremely knowledgeable and friendly!
  • This had to be the best tour I have ever had! The tour guide was absolutely amazing and very knowledgeable!! The mansion was gorgeous and so was everything that was in it!! Not to mention, there is free wine tasting after the tour as well so that is really great too! The walk around after the tour is very cool as well because there is lots of information everywhere giving thorough explanations! There are horses in front of the mansion that are really amazing and you should definitely go check them out! :)
  • This was a great tour. All the docents knew their stuff and we're super nice. I love all the activities you can do on the property and they have some super yummy wine for a great price. I just wish the tours we're a little cheaper. I would love to go back and take my kids for the slave quarters and servant tour (I can't remember the actual name of this tour) but at $25 per tour it's $100 for just my husband, myself and 2 of my children.
  • if you read my reviews you’ll notice one thing, I review a lot of wineries. I came to Belle Meade Plantation as directed by a close friend to try the blackberry wine. I had no idea that this location has such a rich tour experience! The grounds are beautiful with many interesting buildings and of course an incredible mansion tour. You’ll have to come in person to view the interior of the mansion since photographs are not allowed inside the tour. The tour was fun and I had an exceptionally knowledgeable and dry witted tour guide. So back to the wine. There was a small collection included for sampling with the tour, the cheapest tasting comes with the 15$ self guided grounds tour but I do suggest spending 25$ to get the guided tour of the mansion. The wines were excellent. They spanned the dry to sweet gap nicely, and I bought the two sweet wines they had for sale. There are two flavors of slushees, and I of course bought the red one. I highly recommend this gem!

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