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Belle Meade Plantation

5025 Harding Pike, Nashville, TN 37205, USA

In December 1864, during the Battle of Nashville, a small skirmish occurred on the front lawn of Belle Meade Mansion. Confederate soldiers, led by Lt. Bleeker, were on a supply run and were passing by the Belle Meade Farm. They spotted a group of Union Soldiers who had camped on the front lawn near the Natchez Trail. Lt. Bleeker decided to attack the Union forces and a skirmish erupted that left permanent bullet holes on the front columns of Belle Meade Mansion. It is also rumored Selene Harding Jackson was on the front porch waiving a handkerchief in an attempt to get the soldiers to stop firing during the battle. The Confederate soldiers retreated and were pursued by Union forces.


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From I-40: take exit 199 and turn south onto Rte. 251 (Old Hickory Blvd). Turn right onto Harding Pike (Hwy 70S/ 10). Continue straight on Harding Pike at junction with Rte. 100. Belle Meade Plantation will be a few blocks ahead on the right.

Visitor Services

Rest rooms, gift shops, winery, lunch restaurant, handicapped accessible.

Regular Events

Hands on Harvest - 1st Saturday in October; Fall Fest- 2nd Weekend of September; Victorian Holiday Tours - Mid November through end of December

Available Interpretation

Living Historians, signs, tours, site maps, trails

Plan Your Visit

Admission Fee

Adults $16.00, youth (6-12) $8.00, under 6 Free, Seniors $14.00. Grounds only $10.00, Family Rate $45.00


Monday - Saturday: 9:00 A.M. -5:00 P.M., Sunday: 11:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.; Last tour at 4:00 P.M. Closed Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.



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