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“Very nice to have wheelchair access ”

Belle Meade Plantation
Ranked #15 of 268 things to do in Nashville
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Belle Meade Plantation is a non-profit historic site located in Nashville, TN. Established in 1807, Belle Meade was revered as the greatest thoroughbred stud farm in the United States. It was home to Iroquois,the first American bred horse to win the Epsom Derby and the great foundation sire,Bonnie Scotland,whose descendants include Secretariat, Seattle Slew, Native Dancer, Big Brown and California Chrome. Belle Meade was owned and operated by the Harding-Jackson family for nearly a century from 1807 until 1906. Today their home is restored to its turn of the century appearance along with several original outbuildings.
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

For many historical places access via wheelchair is not an option. They have a ramp to the first floor attractions which is much of the tour. The outside paths are small gravel or concrete so also ok for a higher level wheelchair user. The wine tasting is very brief and hurried, they really could improve on this aspect. The museum does a good job including the enslaved workers as part of the story and is attempting to gather the history of the workers that made the plantation successful .

Thank Theresa K
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

This house and family has a very interesting history. You could say it's the birthplace of horse breeding in the south (you're welcome, Kentucky). The guide was very knowledgeable and the house is full of period art, furniture and fixtures. There is also a winery on the property and at the end of the tour you can sample some of their vintages.

Thank Randy S
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

We had a great time! Our guide was very nice and knowledgeable. She did a great job explaining each wine and why each food was paired with it. She showed us how to tell the acidity level of the wine, how to smell and taste it. We bought 6 bottles of wine here :)

Thank Samantha S
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

Lived in Nashville for many years, never knew this existed! I was back for a visit and am SO GLAD to have done this tour!

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

We took a class with sommelier, Debbie for the food and wine pairing and it was LOVELY. I highly recommend it. The grounds are stunning and everyone is really friendly.

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