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  • Location:Nashville, Tennessee
  • Duration:6 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Historic Tennessee - Southern Plantations and Presidents

See the South’s deep history first-hand on this historic tour of Tennessee, departing from Nashville by charter bus. On this guided experience, you’ll explore Southern plantations and presidential estates as well as learn about prominent Nashville and Civil War history. Hear Nashville’s storied past on a guided tour of the Belle Meade Plantation and Andrew Jackson’s manor, The Hermitage. History buffs won’t want to miss this.


  • A 6.5-hour historic tour of Tennessee, from Nashville
  • Visit the Queen of the Tennessee Plantations, Belle Meade Plantation
  • See the stately manor of Andrew Jackson - The Hermitage
  • Stop for lunch at historic Hermitage Smorgasbord (own expense)
  • Enjoy wine tasting at Belle Meade

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What You Can Expect

Historic Tennessee - Southern Plantations and Presidents

The Hermitage, home and final resting place of Andrew Jackson

Your 6.5-hour Tennessee history tour begins with a comfortable charter bus ride to the stately manor of Andrew Jackson, The Hermitage. Home of the seventh U.S. president, historians consider President Jackson’s Hermitage the best preserved early presidential home. Explore its quarters just as  President Jackson and his staff did back in 1836.

Stroll the lovely formal gardens, then visit the slave quarters, the estate’s original 1804 cabin and the sight where this president and his wife were laid to rest. Afterward, lunch is on your own accord at the on-site historic Hermitage Smorgasbord, offering a traditional Southern Buffet, including dessert. From there, continue on your chartered bus ride to the Belle Meade Mansion.

Known as the Queen of the Tennessee Plantations, the Belle Meade Plantation was the centerpiece of a 5,200-acre estate, world-renowned as a thoroughbred stud farm and nursery in the 19th century. It’s a prime example of Southern Greek Revival Antebellum architecture. The present 30-acre site features 10 outbuildings which include an 1832 slave cabin and a colossal carriage house and stables.

The day comes to a leisurely close with a wine tasting session at the Winery at Belle Meade Plantation in the afternoon. Sip the estate’s wines, such as chardonnay and cabernet, while enjoying views of the vineyards, then board the bus to return to Nashville. 

Customer Reviews

Mary S
United States of America

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Wonderful tour !

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

It was a great tour. Definitely do this one if you can. I would have liked to spend more time ar Belle Meade. It seemed too short. The history of it all was excellent.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

wonderful history and everything was so neat to learn about. All the tour guides were great and spoke clearly and always had smiles and were polite.

Bruce W
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This was an excellent tour. Margaret Mitchell did a tremendous job as the author, revealing much about her life in an amusing and well presented performance. We also learnt a lot about the history of Atlanta.

The only suggestion I'd make is that directions to the slightly out of the way pick up point should be given for visitors using public transport as well as those driving. We planned to walk from Five Points Marta but the surrounding area and Broad Street in particular was the only place in Atlanta we felt somewhat uncomfortable - there was a large police presence on foot and in cars and we overheard talk of trouble the previous night. There are probably better routes to get to the pick up point.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Good trip. I learn so much about President Jackson

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Two beautiful, historic antebellum homes and especially loved the Belle Meade Mansion...the stores there were great to find that perfect gift/or memento and the wine tour was lovely! Really enjoyed sitting on a bench under the old magnolia tree, listening to live music while sipping on a glass of chardonnay at the end of the tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

I loved it. The bus driver was super nice and it was all so interesting!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Very interesting tour. Good to see how they lived back then and interesting facts about the civil war.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

The tour was excellent! The tour guide, Steve, provided valuable information and was able to answer all questions.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

The travel arrangements were easy and convienent. The bus driver was pleasant and enjoyable. The timing for the tour was just right.

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