Belle Meade Plantation

Belle Meade

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Guided segway tour of 1853 Greek Revival mansion’s grounds, including plantation gardens, carriage house, dairy and other outbuildings

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Promotional value expires Dec 22, 2015. Amount paid never expires. Must provide 21+ ID to receive alcoholic beverages. Younger than 18 must have guardian-signed waiver. Reservation required. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Must be 16 years or older. Close-toed shoes required. Segway weight limit is 300lbs. Max group size is 5 people per tour. Tours not available on Sundays. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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  • $29 for a guided segway plantation tour for one (up to $50 value)
  • $55 for a guided segway plantation tour for two (up to $100 value)

Guides in period costumes lead visitors through the rooms of the Greek Revival mansion, reciting history narratives and pointing out original decor and furnishings in two parlors, four bedrooms, a kitchen, and a library. They also leave the mansion’s wide portico and cross the plantation grounds to other historical structures, such as a dairy house, horse stable, carriage house, mausoleum, gardens, and a log cabin.

Belle Meade Plantation

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.

Customer Reviews

Wish the tour guide would have been more informative. But enjoyed the grounds very much.
Tracy L. · a day ago
Fun day! Weather was beautiful, and the wine tasting was delicious!
Bonie W. · 5 days ago
Beautiful mansion and grounds. I thoroughly enjoyed the visit. The only way it could have been better was if the tour guide had not been so rushed. I would have liked a more leisurely visit in order to take in all the exhibits.
George R. · 5 days ago
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    Belle Meade

    5025 Harding Pike

    Nashville, TN 37205

    +16153560501

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