Belle Meade PlantationCurrently Closed
- 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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62.34% of people who visit Nashville include Belle Meade Plantation in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
70.59% 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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Belle Meade Plantation, Nashville Reviews
For somewhere that wasn't on our list of places to go this was definitely a great place to visit and I would suggest visiting. They have a lovely restaurant which does some amazing food. Great learning about the place and the wine tasting at the end definitely makes it worth while. The ice cream/fudge shop is delicious and a must on a hot day after your wine tasting.
The mansion tour was very informative and the tour guide was knowledgeable. I wish we could of seen more of the mansion, but you have to buy multiple /more expensive tours to do that. The self guide grounds tour was nice as well. The wine tasting was a nice way to end the tour. They have a lot of sweet wines. Bought a bottle of Racing Silk Red. The blackberry wine was also very good.
A historical highlight in Nashville! This gorgeous plantation has been expertly preserved. Go for the mansion tour- our host was undeniably the best tour guide I have ever had! The stories and artifacts are fascinating, tying into local and national history in the most surprising fashion. Definitely grab ice cream from The Coop- the blueberry cobbler is the stuff dreams are made of. I could have spent hours here, if I had the time. Make sure you give yourself plenty of time to explore!
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! :)