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Belle Meade Plantation Guided Mansion Tour

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    Make your own way to Belle Meade Plantation with at least 15 minutes to spare before your tour is due to start. 
    Your costumed guide meets you at the designated time and leads you on a 45-minute tour of the Belle Meade mansion. Go through almost every room in the mansion, which is furnished with period furniture and art, and serves as a prime example of Victorian architecture in Tennessee. 
    Expect to hear informative commentary about the estate during the 1800s, when it developed into an important thoroughbred horse farm, and later became the site of Civil War battles and the temporary headquarters for a Confederate general.
    After your guided tour, feel free to walk through the grounds to see the historic outbuildings, including a dairy, horse stable, and a replica of a log cabin for the enslaved people who worked on the plantation. The Harding family, who owned Belle Meade, was one of Nashville's largest slave-holding families. Learn more about this aspect of the estate on the tour and in the exhibits.
    Stop in at the winery for a complimentary wine tasting if you like. You can also have brunch or lunch at the restaurant (own expense).
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    Reviewed today

    Sarah was our guide and was very knowledgeable and very interesting! She shared many interesting facts and answered all questions with great insight. The property itself is beautiful and gives an excellent glimpse into the way of life of this family. I would highly recommend...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Megan M
    Reviewed 3 days ago

    Daniel was our tour guide and he was so well-informed, well-spoken, and funny. He was able to answer every question, providing a lot of details outside of just what the tour typically included. The home and family has some very interesting stories. If you are...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank 2004SandraR
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Our tour guide was excellent. All aspects of the estate were interesting; the history, the owners, the horses, and the story of its downfall. Beautifully preserved and presented! We even loved the gift shop :-)

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Polly L
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    I really enjoyable tour of a unique property. The area is very well-preserved, and of the staff is without exception, friendly. We had an excellent interpreter who took us through the Mansion, which we were thrilled to find out has been air conditioned. The wine...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank ogondai
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    This was a great chance of pace for a bachelorette weekend. It was a Saturday afternoon, just a few minutes outside the city. The tour was entertaining, and not too long which was nice. Our guide was energetic and well versed. The best part was...More

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    20 August 2019|
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    Response from Sophie S | Reviewed this property |
    Don’t really remember but not more than 90 minutes for sure. Walking the grounds afterward was wonderful; the carriage house, dairy shed...
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    5 August 2019|
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    Yes. And its free parking
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    • Belle Meade Plantation
    • Duration: 45m
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