Belle Meade Plantation

Currently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
  • Address: 5025 Harding Pike, Nashville, TN 37205, United States
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-6153560501
  • Ticket Price: 18 USD
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Food And Drinks, Winery, Adults

Belle Meade Plantation - Review

A magnificent Greek Revival Mansion takes centre stage on Belle Meade Plantation. It used to be one of the South’s largest thoroughbred horse farms. This plantation claims that many great horses can link their ancestry back to this farm. This magnificent Mansion escaped unscathed during the Civil War. There are several buildings for you to tour including the original cabin, carriage houses and stables. The slave cabin exhibit is very informative and the tour concludes with a complimentary wine tasting at the Belle Meade Winery.

Belle Meade has observed centuries of human history. Native tribes used the woods to hunt wild game. Over time European settlers developed a trail and started a trading route throughout the Southeast. In 1806 John Harding purchased land and being a skilled farmer and businessman, he began his new farm. His farm, the Belle Meade Plantation, had diverse operations. To reflect the success of the planation, the house was enlarged. Stucco was applied to cover the red bricks and limestone pillars of Doric order was were established. A two story kitchen extension was also attached to the house via a two level breezeway. Learn history in a more interesting ways than textbook or documentary.

Belle Meade Plantation Information

  • Admission prices subject to change without notice.
  • Tours are filled on a first-come-first served basis, upon arrival.
  • Tours begin every 30 minutes throughout the day. 
  • The last tour of each day is 4:00pm.
  • Tour reservations are only accepted for groups of 15 or more.
  • Tours do sell out at 25 people and all visitors are encouraged to arrive early to enjoy the entire site.

Belle Meade Plantation Ticket Prices

  • Seniors (65+)- USD 16.00, Student (Ages 13-18)- USD 12.00, Youth (Ages 6-12)- USD 10.00.
  • Grounds Only- USD 10.00, Family Rate- USD 50.00.

How To reach Belle Meade Plantation by Public Transport

  • Interstate 40 Nashville
  • Bus: 10, 5

Restaurants Near Belle Meade Plantation

  • The Harding House: American
  • Cafe at Belle Meade: American
  • Martha's at the Plantation: American

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  • Belle Meade Plantation Address: 5025 Harding Pike, Nashville, TN 37205, United States
  • Belle Meade Plantation Contact Number: +1-6153560501
  • Belle Meade Plantation Timing: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Belle Meade Plantation Price: 18 USD
  • Best time to visit Belle Meade Plantation(preferred time): 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Belle Meade Plantation: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Nashville include Belle Meade Plantation in their plan

  • 54.02% of people start their Belle Meade Plantation visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Belle Meade Plantation

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94.07% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Belle Meade Plantation

People normally club together The Parthenon and Cheekwood Botanical Gardens And Museum Of Art while planning their visit to Belle Meade Plantation.

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Belle Meade Plantation, Nashville Reviews

  • 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.

  • The property is beautiful, a great walk-around so arrive early for your mansion tour and walk the grounds first. The mansion tour was informative and interesting, but left a bit of disappointment. Our tour guide was very funny and the period dress was a nice touch. Unfortunately the kitchen and master bedroom, two of the most interesting areas I wanted to see, are not on the tour. The wine tasting was fun, with a delicious tasting flight. We ended up with two bottles to bring home. The new ice cream/fudge shop was fun and a nice break from the heat with fun games for the kids to play right outside.

  • 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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