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Belle Meade Plantation, Nashville, Tennessee
Nashville , Tennessee
Tel: 800 270 3991 (toll-free)
Tel: 615 356 0501
Concierge.com's insider take:
For over a century, horses were the name of the game at this former thoroughbred nursery, a 30-acre plantation on the north edge of the elegant Belle Meade neighborhood. Iroquois, the first American horse to win the English Derby and the sire of generations of Kentucky Derby winners and racing phenoms (including Funny Cide and Secretariat), made this farm famous more than 100 years ago; today, even though there are no horses to be found, the plantation is a popular draw for history buffs. The 45-minute tour of the main house, led by guides in 19th-century garb, is a must, if only to enjoy the well-preserved antebellum decor.
Open Mondays through Saturdays 9 am to 5 pm, Sundays 11 am to 5 pm.
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