Belle Meade Plantation

  1. Home
  2. Destination Guide
  3. Belle Meade Plantation


Beloved by Nashville natives and tourists alike, this 1853 mansion was once the centerpiece of a 5,400-acre, 19th-century thoroughbred farm and nursery. Many of the thoroughbreds on the plantation were boarded neighbors, notably including Andrew Jackson. Awash in a stately Greek Revival style, the plantation boasts a dramatically-picturesque landscape which is dotted by many plantation remnants like a stable, the Hardings Cabin and the restored slaves quarters. Still referred to as the “Queen of Tennessee Plantations,” the present 30-acre site includes many of the original outbuildings and an antique carriage collection. The plantation has also played host to many famous guests including Presidents Grover Cleveland and Ulysses Grant and General Sherman. Lending insights into the indelible plantation legacy left behind by John Harding, the Belle Meade Plantation is deeply entrenched in a long-standing lineage which has been an important part of the cultural history of America.

Location:  5025 Harding Pike

Business hours:  Mo-Sa 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Su 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.