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
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Interstate 40 Nashville
- Bus: 10, 5
- The Harding House: American
- Cafe at Belle Meade: American
- Martha's at the Plantation: American
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62.22% 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
92.58% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Belle Meade Plantation
Informative tour and overall nice property. Lots of historic information throughout the tour and our tour guide definitely knew his stuff. Large property with lots of places to explore along a pretty nice walking path. Wine tasting is worth checking out. Recommend if you’re into the history of southern plantations or historic places in general.
I was very impressed with this historic site! Very knowledgeable guides, beautiful campus, sweet winery and enchanting stables. Learn about horse racing history in TN and the enslaved population at Belle Meade that made the Harding family and their horses successful.
Grounds are beautiful. Tour was really interesting and informative. The inside of the house is gorgeous. Would have liked to take the Jubilee tour as well but we were there too early. Next time!
This historic location is absolutely beautiful and the staff were very knowledgable of the stories surrounding the house and grounds. Learning about the history of the plantation as a thoroughbred horse stable and the unfortunate decline of the family estate was fascinating. I highly recommend the wine tasting as their selection is delicious!
This was a great tour, I have always wanted to visit a Plantation like this to see how the slaves lived compared to the land owners. This was well worth the visit... our tour guide was exceptionally read in the history of this Plantation. Its nice to see the mansion house and stables.. but the real connection to the history of this place is when you visit the houses of the slaves. The forgotten history as they call it, is very touching, sad, heart breaking, and also liberating seeing how they came out of it. Dont go hear without visiting the slaves house, and be sure to watch the video... touch the wood and stones. Its especially shocking to see how well the horses were housed compared to the slaves. Please visit this amazing tour...