Take a journey back in time to visit Andrew Jackson's Hermitage and the Belle Meade Plantation from Nashville. Take a guided tour of each to learn about their history and prominence, stopping for a Southern-style buffet lunch (own expense) and ending with a relaxing wine tasting. Included entrance fees and transportation from Nashville make for a hassle-free visit.
Visit the Hermitage and Belle Meade Plantation from Nashville
See two historic houses in just one day
Entrance fees are included for a tour at a great value
Hotel pickup and drop-off included for hassle-free transport
This historic Tennessee tour begins with a downtown Nashville hotel pickup, followed by the drive to the Hermitage, Andrew Jackson’s historic plantation home. Explore the mansion, just like President Jackson and his staff did back in 1836. Then visit the museum and its exhibits as well as the garden and grounds, featuring farm buildings, slave sites, a tulip grove, a church and more. For lunch (own expense), try the onsite Hermitage House Smorgasbord, serving a buffet of Southern staples, including fried chicken and fritters, or the Kitchen Cabinet, with delicious southern-style picnic fare. In the afternoon, take another drive—this time back west towards Nashville—to the Belle Meade Plantation. Known as the Queen of the Tennessee Plantations, this historic mansion was a world-renowned thoroughbred horse farm and nursery in the 19th century. It’s a classic example of southern Greek revival antebellum architecture. Tour the original stable, carriage house, dairy, slave cabins and more, then close with a relaxing wine tasting at the Winery at Belle Meade Plantation. The tour ends with a downtown Nashville hotel drop-off.
Reviews by Viator travelers
President Jackson and Thoroughbred history.
The Hermitage (Pres. Jackson's home) was exquisite and remarkably well maintained. It was very interesting learning about the history of both sites and the special efforts made to recover original personal property that was sold during times of financial hardship.
Historic Tennessee Southern Plantation and Presidents
The driver arrived on time and provided commentary about Nashville as we drove to the two museums. We spent just enough time at Belle Meade Plantation and President Jackson's Hermitage to see everything. Both museums were excellent. The tour guides were knowledgeable. The homes are well preserved and provided a window into the lives of the families who lived there. The Andrew Jackson visitor's center provided information about Jackson's journey from his youth to the presidency. We stopped for lunch between the two museum visits. It was a buffet, so-so in quality, but cost only $12 and was quick. Overall, a good day (9 am to 5:30 pm)
Our tour guide Steven was right on time for the pick-up, kept the group on a timely schedule without ever feeling rushed. He shared lots of interesting facts on the drive to/from both Belle Meade and the Hermitage we would unlikely have discovered otherwise. We enjoyed seeing both plantations and getting a good sense of that period of time. It was lovely day for taking the tour and that always helps make any day of site-seeing better too!
Me and my girlfriend loved this tour, visited two awesome historic sites and felt what it was like to live back in the day. The lunch stop was great (Get around 45 Minutes) for the Southern Buffet and a good value. Would recommend taking the tour. Also the driver was great with a boat load of extra information while your driving on the coach bus in between stops.