AAA Editor Notes
Belle Meade Plantation is 7 mi. s.w. on US 70S at 5025 Harding Pike. Guides in period costumes conduct tours of an 1853 Greek Revival mansion noted for its cantilevered staircase, 14-foot ceilings and classic proportions. It originally was the centerpiece of a 5,400-acre working plantation and Thoroughbred farm. The site also includes a winery, an 1890 carriage house displaying antique carriages, a 1790 log cabin, an 1820 smokehouse, an 1840 mausoleum and an 1884 creamery.
Guided tours are available. Food is available. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.