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“A Little Bit of History”

Belle Meade Plantation
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Belle Meade Plantation Mansion Tour
Ranked #14 of 263 things to do in Nashville
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 2 April 2018

A very enjoyable piece of history, beautifully preserved and wonderfully presented. Would definately recommend a visit.

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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Great visit for the whole family. Loved the stables and carriage house. The house tour was fabulous. Knowledgeable guides and great furnishings. The grounds are beautiful. Dont miss walking along the creek. Would go back.

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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Having grown up in the Deep South, I’ve seen & toured many plantations- both famous & not. Belle Meade is totally different because it’s main purpose was centered around thoroughbred horses (and families that were a major part of Nashville history) as opposed to agriculture. Very interesting & fun thing to do in Nashville!

Thank J D
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

A fascinating story of how one man grew an incredible horse farm yielding the largest lineage of top race horses. The original mansion has been preserved including furniture, pictures, etc. Our docent was terrific. In period dress and very knowledgeable. The wine tasting was a surprise and fun. We ate at the restaurant. Great service and quality food.

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Reviewed 29 March 2018

We visited during our spring break with our 9 and 10 year old children. This was our first visit to Nashville and we were curious about the history of the plantation. We purchased the 45 minute tour and walked the grounds on our own. There were school aged children offering short presentations on each of the buildings on the property which was a great touch! The tour was led by Kenley and was amazing! She was very personable and offered a great description of the history within the home. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting the area. Plus the wine tasting at the end wasn't bad either!

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