Historic Tennessee Bus Tour
This intriguing tour will take you back in history as you explore the Civil War and plantation life, and how it affected Tennessee. Belle Meade Plantation will give you an up-close look at slave cabins, outbuildings, carriage house, stables and other buildings that are far removed from the 21st century household. You'll also get to journey through the grounds of the Hermitage, home of President Andrew Jackson. At the Hermitage you'll find sculpted gardens and even a 200-year old cabin that Jackson himself had built. Those looking for a taste of the old south are sure to find the Historic Tennessee Tour to be an interesting look into this romantic era in American history.
About Your Time at the Hermitage
Your day will start at The Hermitage, the home of President Andrew Jackson. Beautifully restored to its condition in 1837, the mansion at the Hermitage still features some original wallpaper, furniture, and personal belongings of the seventh president of the United States. You'll also be able to explore the beautiful gardens, the former slave quarters, and the 200-year-old log cabin that Jackson built to live in during the construction of the mansion.
About Your Time at Belle Meade Mansion
After exploring the land at The Hermitage, your trip will take you to the Belle Meade Mansion, featuring an 1832 slave cabin and 10 outbuildings will almost literally transport you back to the antebellum South where Southern Belles and their gentlemen wandered the grounds. The Belle Meade Plantation was also a successful stud farm that was home to Iroquois, the first American horse to win the English Derby.
About Your Time at the Winery at Belle Meade
The tour ends at the 'Winery at Belle Meade,' Tennessee's newest and Nashville's only winery to date, where you can enjoy a wine tasting. This exciting event is obviously for 21 plus members, but it gives insight into the local wine industry at Belle Meade Plantation's most wonderful winery.
You are sure to have an amazing time seeing all of the historic places in Nashville, TN. From the Hermitage to Belle Meade Plantation, this exciting tour gives unique insight into Music City. You won't find a tour like it anywhere else, so be sure to book it today!
- Where does the tour meet?
Guests will arrange hotel pick-up.
- What methods of transportation does the Historic Tennessee Tour use?
This is a climate-controlled Grayline bus tour.
- Approximately how long does the Historic Tennessee Tour last?
It is approximately 6.5 hours.
- For what ages is the tour appropriate?
Great for all ages.
- Is photography / video recording allowed on the Historic Tennessee Tour?
- Is the Historic Tennessee Tour handicap accessible?