Belle Meade Plantation, Nashville
About Belle Meade Plantation, Nashville
Belle Meade Plantation, Nashville - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: 5025 Harding Pike, Nashville, TN 37205, United States
Ticket Price: 18 USD
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
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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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I didn't know what to expect, it's an old mansion that can be toured. Tour was conducted in small groups, guides are dressed in period clothing, and they explain and answer questions. Two floors are open to the public, all the rooms are viewable. Very elegant old home. The carriage house has carriages to see, there's a winery, two gift shops and you can just stroll the grounds if you like. The downside is photography is forbidden. There's also a nice restaurant there.
Best tour ever! Justin our tour guide was awesome and he isn’t even the normal guide. One of the best tours of a plantation we’ve been on. Lots of history here and Justin was very knowledgeable, funny & courteous! Our only complaint is that the signage for the RV entrance was not good. The sign to turn in to the plantation is on the right side of the street, which was great. We made the turn across traffic into the driveway only to see there was a small sign that said to drive to another street to enter if you were in an RV or bus. I then had to get our rig (31 ‘plus the attached 10’ truck) turned around to go back out thereby ruining their lawn (mashed down grass & muddy now). When we go to the ticket office I spoke to Penny who was extremely apologetic. She told us not to worry about the lawn and she would let the appropriate people know about the signage. FYI the place to put rv’s is not very big so I wouldn’t go if you have a rig bigger than about 35’.
This was the first non agrarian plantation we visited. It was the premier race horse breeding farm accounting for all major race winning bloodlines in the US. The house tour was one hour and ended up at their winery for a tasting session. Has a well used on premise catering and event management business that uses a converted stable with semi private dining in the former stalls. The on site restaurant was table served and was very good. Had a great vist.
Package with house tour and grounds was a great view into the past. As our tour guide said, plantation may be in the name, but this place is/was so much more than that. Our guide Steven was very knowledgeable, enjoyable and delivered bits of humor which bred laughter! Couple/few hours well spent!
We enjoyed the guided tour of the mansion. Had a good lunch at the restaurant. And spent the rest of the day exploring the grounds.
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