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Belle Meade Plantation
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Belle Meade Plantation Mansion Tour
Ranked #14 of 262 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 3 weeks ago

Knowledgeable tour guide. Site beautifully restored with a great many pieces original to the family and this home.

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"wine tasting"
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"blackberry pie"
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"gift shop"
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"period costume"
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"family history"
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"beautiful grounds"
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"the main house"
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"civil war"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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