Step back into the Old South and get a feel for what it might have been like to live on a plantation in the 1800s. Located 6 miles (9.5 kilometers) west of Nashville, the Belle Meade Plantation is a historic plantation mansion whose grounds now function as a museum.
First bought in 1806, and continually expanded throughout the 19th century, the Belle Meade Plantation became world renowned as a first-rate horse breeding establishment. Buyers from around the world flocked to the plantation for its annual yearling sales, hoping to purchase one of their champion thoroughbred horses. A tour of the mansion reveals Belle Meade's rich history and offers insight into the distinct Southern culture of the Antebellum and Reconstruction eras.
The Belle Meade plantation is only a 15 minute drive southwest from downtown Nashville.
Tours & Tickets
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 ... Read more
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)