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Family Tours at Belle Meade

Family Tours are 90 minutes in duration, and include a guided tour for children and their families, followed by hands-on crafts and activities, held in our History Makers Space, located in the Dairy. Tour options for families available year-round! Book online or call (615) 921-2528 or email education@visitbellemeade.com to book!

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Cost:

  • Adults/Seniors, ages 18+:  $20
  • Youth, ages 6-17:  $15
  • Infants/Toddlers, ages 0-5:  free (no ticket required)
  • Access to the self-guided grounds, restaurants, game area, and winery are included with this ticket; you do not need any additional tickets, unless you want to participate in another program, tour, or experience.

Tour options for families available year-round! Book online or call (615) 921-2528 or email education@visitbellemeade.com to book!

STEAM Into History

What was daily life like for young Nashvillians in the 1880s?  In the years between the Civil War and the 20th century, the South experienced many social, economic, and industrial changes. What was it like to grow up in such a time of change? How did their lives compare to ours today?  Find out when you tour Belle Meade Mansion to uncover the story of the Harding-Jackson family and the many people who labored on their farm and in their house. Discover more about 1800s technology innovation when you explore how telegraphs and early telephones worked, and make a tin-punched candle holder to take home!

Available year-round. This tour goes inside the Mansion.

Stories of Slavery and Freedom

Learn about the African American experience at Belle Meade as you tour the Slave Cabin and the Kitchen House. On your visit, you will follow a day in the lives of Millie and Monroe, two children who labored on the Belle Meade Farm in the years surrounding the Civil War. Interact with our engaging storytellers and examine the symbolism found in African American music and folk art of the time. Create your own symbolic art as you develop a deeper understanding of the African American experience in the 1800s, from the daily struggles of slavery, to the complicated nature of freedom, and the ways in which enslaved people survived in difficult times. 

Available February-November. This tour does not go inside the Mansion.

Frontier Families

Discover how children and families lived on the Tennessee frontier when you visit the Harding’s 1807 log cabin. Compare and contrast their home with your own and find out what has changed over time and what has stayed the same! Learn the names of the earliest enslaved people on this farm and find out how two of them escaped from this property. Try your hand at carding wool, doing laundry in a washtub, and more! 

Available March-November. This tour does not goes inside the Mansion.


*Times, dates, and prices of any activity posted to our calendars are subject to change. Please be sure to click through directly to the organization’s website to verify.

Location:

110 Leake Avenue
Nashville, TN, 37205
United States

Phone:

(615) 356-0501
Contact name: 
Kelsey Elinski
Dates: 
02/22/2024
02/23/2024
02/25/2024
Time: 
9:00am-5:00pm
Price: 
Adults: $20, Youth: $15, Under 6: free

Ages

4-5 years 6-8 years 9-12 years