Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery
First bought in 1806 and continually expanded throughout the 19th century, the Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery became world renowned as a first-rate thoroughbred horse-breeding establishment. Visiting the Greek Revival mansion reveals Belle Meade’s rich history and offers insight into the distinct Southern culture of the Antebellum and Reconstruction eras. Guided tours cover the mansion’s first and second floors, which are filled with original furnishings and period antiques. Book your visit online in advance to guarantee entry or visit as part of a tour from Nashville.
Things to Know Before You Go
All visits are by tour only, led by a costumed tour guide.
Mansion tours are offered every 30 minutes throughout the day, with the last tour beginning at 4pm.
The grounds and the first floor of the mansion are wheelchair accessible.
How to Get There
The Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery is located about nine miles west of Nashville, about 15 to 20 minutes by car. The No. 5 bus runs from downtown Nashville to the attraction, stopping just a short walk from the grounds.
When to Get There
The Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery is open year-round, but feels particularly festive when its halls are decked with Christmas decorations beginning in early November. If you do not purchase tickets online in advance, arrive first thing in the morning—on-site tickets are sold on a first come, first served basis.
Exploring the Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery
Your ticket to Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery includes access to the mansion, gardens and other historic buildings, including a dairy, horse stable, log cabin, carriage house, and mausoleum. There is also a winery where you can enjoy a complimentary wine tasting before sitting down to dinner at the Harding House restaurant.
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