Belle Meade Plantation

5025 Harding Pike, Nashville, TN 37205 Directions
+16153560501
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Awesome place with incredible history
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Even though you have a ticket, you still need to go ahead of time. We had to wait about an hour and a half before we could tour. That's the only complaint.
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Report | a month ago
Friendly & knowledgeable staff. The grounds are well kept and very clean. The wine tasting makes for a superb ending to the tour! I definitely look forward to my next visit.
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Wear your walking shoes and be prepared for a great experience in Nashville's past ❤️
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Highly recommended!
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Get there early because tours can sell out
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Beautiful place!
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Fantastic tour!
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Our docent, Margaret, was adorable dressed in the period costume. She really knew the historical facts and shared them with bits of humor interspersed making our tour most enjoyable!
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Just know there is a lot of walking and some stairs! This is a year round tour but spring and summer will be amazingly beautiful to tour the grounds! It was very informative and I loved hearing the history of the plantation.
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When visitors walk between the 1853 Greek-revival mansion’s six solid-cut stone pillars, onto the portico, and through the heavy wood door, they might tour the rooms or learn to cook in its original kitchen. Originally founded by John Harding in 1807 for thoroughbred-horse breeding, the rolling grounds of Belle Meade Plantation now welcome seasonal tours and events ranging from book signings to art shows. Knowledgeable guides in period costumes lead tour groups through the building’s parlors and bedrooms and down a long central hallway to ascend the three floors via a circular cherry-wood staircase.

As groups wander the mansion and cross the grounds, guides divulge facts about famous visitors, such as President Cleveland and General Ulysses S. Grant, including the fact that they probably got scared of the dark just like normal people. During special tours, the staff demonstrates Southern cooking techniques and walks visitors through an herb garden or serves them lemonade or hot wassail with desserts. In an on-grounds winery, winemakers hold tastings of red and white varietals made from Tennessee grapes. Visitors can also clink wineglasses over Southern-style cuisine at the Harding House restaurant, located on the plantation grounds.

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