Belle Meade Plantation
- Type: Historic Homes/Mansions, Sightseeing
- Time to Spend: 2 hours to Half Day
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Constructed in 1853 in a breathtaking Greek Revival style, the Belle Meade Plantation is known as the "Queen of the Tennessee Plantations." At the center of the plantation is the mansion, (whose columns are peppered with bullet holes from the Civil War) where guides dressed in period costumes offer tours of the mansion's antebellum-style interior. You're invited to explore the grounds, which are home to the country's first and best thoroughbred breeding farms (the visitor center is modeled after a traditional Southern paddock) as well as the renowned Iroquois Steeplechase, the oldest in the United States. During the summer and fall, the Belle Meade Plantation hosts numerous events, including Easter egg hunts and antique auctions.
Located several miles southwest of Downtown Nashville, the Belle Meade Plantation is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission to both the mansion and the grounds costs approximately $16 for adults and $8 for children ages 6 to 12. For more information, check out the Belle Meade Plantation website.
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