Belle Meade Plantation Tours

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Belle Meade Plantation
At the Belle Meade Plantation, 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 just west of Nashville, Tennessee, the historic plantation mansion’s grounds now function as a museum. A visit to the plantation tells the story of the Old South from the slavery era to the Civil War.

The Basics
First bought in 1806 and continually expanded throughout the 19th century, the Belle Meade Plantation became world renowned as a first-rate thoroughbred horse-breeding establishment. Visiting the Greek Revival mansion reveals Belle Meade’s rich history and offers insight into the distinct Southern culture of the Antebellum and Reconstruction eras. Guided tours cover the mansion’s first and second floors, which are filled with original furnishings and period antiques. Book your visit online in advance to guarantee entry or visit as part of a southern plantations tour from Nashville.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • All visits are by tour only, led by a costumed tour guide.
  • Mansion tours are offered every 30 minutes throughout the day, with the last tour beginning at 4pm.
  • The grounds and the first floor of the mansion are wheelchair accessible.

How to Get There
The Belle Meade Plantation is located about nine miles west of Nashville, about 15 to 20 minutes by car. The No. 5 bus runs from downtown Nashville to the plantation, stopping just a short walk from the grounds.

When to Get There
The Belle Meade Plantation is open year-round, but feels particularly festive when its halls are decked with Christmas decorations beginning in early November. If you do not purchase tickets online in advance, arrive first thing in the morning—on-site tickets are sold on a first come, first served basis.

Exploring the Belle Meade Plantation
Your ticket to Belle Meade Plantation includes access to the plantation’s gardens and other historic buildings, including a dairy, horse stable, log cabin, carriage house, and mausoleum. There is also a winery where you can enjoy a complimentary wine tasting before sitting down to dinner at the Harding House restaurant.
Address: 5025 Harding Pike, Belle Meade 37205, USA
Hours: Tours offered daily from 9am - 5pm
Admission: Varies
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Belle Meade Plantation Mansion Tour

Save time waiting in line by pre-booking your tour for Belle Meade Plantation, the historic Nashville estate that dates to the mid-1800s. A guide in period costume shows you around the Greek-Revival mansion during the 45-minute guided tour, then leaves you free to explore the grounds on your own. Great for history buffs, with the added bonus of a complimentary tasting at the onsite winery.
  • Duration: 45 minutes
  • Duration: 45 minutes
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Belle Meade Plantation Guided Segway Tour

Tour the grounds of Belle Meade Plantation on this guided 90-minute Segway tour with professional guide. See a Greek Revival Mansion, deer park, train station and rock quarry which supported five generations of owners over the years. Belle Meade Plantation to this day, still retains 30 acres of its original property and several outbuildings including the Mansion and original homestead.  Step back in time and explore one of the most historic plantations of its time with this guided Segway tour through the grounds.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Historic Tennessee - Southern Plantations and Presidents

Take a journey back in time to visit two of the most extraordinary and historic homes in the United States on this 7-hour tour of Tennessee. Visit the Hermitage, built as the home of the country’s seventh president, Andrew Jackson. Stop for lunch at historic Hermitage House Smorgasbord, a full southern buffet, then travel to Belle Meade Mansion, formerly a world-renowned thoroughbred horse farm. The day ends with a wine tasting at the Winery at Belle Meade Plantation. Transportation, admissions and a downtown Nashville hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Duration: 7 hours
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Belle Meade Plantation Food & Wine Pairing

Visit the Belle Meade Winery, located on-site to Belle Meade Plantation, for a small-group Food & Wine Tasting. Enjoy a 1-hour in-depth wine and food pairing experience at the heart of a 200 year old southern plantation. Guests sample five wines paired with locally made gourmet chocolate, cheese, cured meats and more. These pairings are limited to twelve seats to give our guests a more intimate experience.
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Duration: 1 hour
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Belle Meade Journey to Jubilee Tour

Embark on a 1-hour journey into Belle Meade Plantation, with its brand new Journey to Jubilee historic tour. Join us as we take a step back in time to examine the lives and stories of the African Americans who were enslaved, and later employed, at Belle Meade with intentional respect and empathy.  Our Journey to Jubilee tour is intended to honor the legacy and sacrifices of the individuals held in legal bondage on this property from 1807 until emancipation in 1865, as well as to explore the complexities of their new freedom in the post-Civil War years. Using a unique approach that includes reading aloud from primary sources, touring specific rooms of the house, and engaging dialogue with the audience, this experience creates a forum for exploring the history of slavery in a new way. Like all of our tours, “Journey to Jubilee” is followed by a complimentary wine tasting and includes access to the self-guided grounds.
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Duration: 1 hour
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