The Belle Meade Plantation is a 30-acre historic site, museum, restaurant, and winery in Nashville, Tennessee. Highlighting the history of the plantation and emphasising hospitality throughout the ages, the plantation has served the public since the late 19th century. However, the first winery in Nashville opened at Belle Meade Plantation only in 2009.

The original 1790s Dunham's Station log cabin remains here with an 1826 smokehouse, an 1870s children’s playhouse, an 1884 dairy house, and an 1892 carriage and stable house. The carriage house includes the Jackson and Harding families’ carriages, making up one of the most significant carriage collections in the world.

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What are the highlights of Belle Meade Plantation in Nashville?

The Belle Meade Plantation’s visitor centre acts as the main entrance to the grounds, with a gift shop and place to buy tickets. The landscape is uniquely designed, taking into account the area's topography and including Nashville’s first pocket parks, or small open places for the public.

Serving high-quality Tennessee wines composed of muscadine grapes and blackberries, the plantation’s distinguished winery hosts plenty of themed tastings such as seasonal favourites. The restaurant on the estate of Belle Meade Plantation is the Belle Meade Meat and Three, which serves smoked meats with freshly cooked vegetables, corn bread, biscuits, and desserts.

What else is good to know about Belle Meade Plantation in Nashville?

People generally spend about 2 to 3 hours visiting Belle Meade Plantation. Guided tours are often available. The plantation is located on Leake Avenue, 7 miles west of city centre Nashville.

Other places of interest nearby include the 55-acre historic site, art museum, and gardens at Cheekwood, as well as the popular Ole Smoky Distillery and Yee-Haw Brewery, and the Tennessee Legend Distillery. Peruse the diverse, beautifully vibrant gardens at your leisure and enjoy family-friendly festivals at Cheekwood, or sample many types of liqueur and enjoy live entertainment at Ole Smoky or Tennessee Legend.

Belle Meade Plantation in Nashville

Location: 5025 Harding Pike, Nashville, TN 37205, USA

Open: Daily from 9 am to 5 pm

Phone: +1 615-356-0501