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Belle Meade Plantation

5025 Harding Pike, Nashville, TN 37205-2810
+1 615-356-0501
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Belle Meade Plantation is a non-profit historic site located in Nashville, TN. Established in 1807, Belle Meade was revered as the greatest thoroughbred stud farm in the United States. It was home to Iroquois,the first American bred horse to win the Epsom Derby and the great foundation sire,Bonnie Scotland,whose descendants include Secretariat, Seattle Slew, Native Dancer, Big Brown and California Chrome. Belle Meade was owned and operated by the Harding-Jackson family for nearly a century from 1807 until 1906. Today their home is restored to its turn of the century appearance along with several original outbuildings.
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  • Average6%
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“wine tasting” (881 reviews)
“horse racing” (124 reviews)
“carriage house” (119 reviews)
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5025 Harding Pike, Nashville, TN 37205-2810
+1 615-356-0501
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Reviewed yesterday

We really enjoyed our family trip to Belle Meade Plantation. We had lunch at The Harding House and then went on the tour and it was really nice, Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and had such a great personality. Our last visit here was...More

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Thank algarton
Reviewed 2 days ago

The tour was great. Since it is getting close to Christmas time, each room was set up with a theme throughout the decades which added a unique flare. Very enjoyable.

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Thank kree_staal13
Reviewed 2 days ago

Historic place and real Nashville gem. Great fun look at the state's past. Encourage everyone to visit this site and enjoy the food, beautiful grounds and wine.

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Thank ethornton3
Reviewed 2 days ago

My girlfriend from church & I live in Kansas City and travelled to Nashville to see some of the main attractions including the Ryman theatre, Hermitage, Country Hall of Music & Museum, etc., and the Belle Meade Plantation was by far the most interesting of...More

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Thank Cristie N
Reviewed 3 days ago

Our guide provided an extremely interesting review of the history of the family that built this beautiful mansion. The photos and artifacts are real, the grounds extensive and all the outbuildings fascinating.

Thank crvisitor41
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great job by historians at Bell Meade relating holiday celebrations through the years. Wine at end a plus!

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Thank madurst
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very interesting learning the history of Belle Meade Plantation and life today at the plantation.Wine tasting and playing horse shoes and bean bag toss.

Thank doug b
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A beautiful place to tour on a warm fall day. The home to a very famous thoroughbred horse, Bonnie Scotland. He began a line of many famous racing horses. Mansion is open to tour. A wine tasting is included in the price of the ticket....More

Thank 811victoria
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The Belle Meade plantation was a Saturday afternoon treat for us on our girls trip. When you go on the tour you get a wine tasting included which is always nice! And my first interaction with something like it. The tour was focused on Christmas...More

Thank Nicole C
Reviewed 6 days ago

I had seen a brochure on the plantation at our hotel and so we decided to stop in and visit on our free time while in Nashville. We only purchased the grounds tour and I found the whole experience to be lacking. Really only one...More

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23 August 2017|
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Response from Angie A | Reviewed this property |
I did not notice any Segways on the Plantation. The landmarks are fairly close to each other and we're easy to walk to.
24 July 2017|
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Response from Sybil Y | Reviewed this property |
I do not believe that the house was air-conditioned (at least not all of it)-- but it was comfortable during the tour as they do have some type of ventilation that seemed to keep it at a reasonable temperature even when it... More
20 July 2017|
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Response from mary S | Reviewed this property |
We used Uber and Lyft while is Nashville. Some drivers worked for both companies and they told us that Lyft vets their drivers more and also their cars. I don't plan to use Uber again. I think either would take you anywhere... More