Home School Programs

Belle Meade Plantation’s school programs are open to any student group, including home schools. Any home schooling family, cooperative or association is welcome to book a private tour. Please be aware that we require a 10-paid student minimum for all private tour programs. Individual families or small groups are encouraged to sign up for our Home School Days. Home School Days are a great way to meet other home schooling families from Middle Tennessee and on these special dates there is no minimum number required to book your tour!

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Participation in each Home school Day is $8 per student.  All tickets must be purchased online and are Non-refundable and not transferable. You will receive an email confirmation of your online ticket purchase to print and bring with you on the day of the event for check in. Each family receives one free Parent-Educator admission. Additional Adults are  $11 per person. Additional adult tickets will be sold at the door on the date of the event. Younger (non-participating) siblings are welcome to observe at no cost.  Picnic Areas are Available. For more information email education@bellemeadeplantation.com


2015-2016 Programs & Tickets  (all tickets go on sale July 27)


 Tennessee Timeline
Wednesday August 12, 2015
Step back in time and meet famous Tennesseans from history! Andrew Jackson, David Crockett, Alvin York, Nancy Ward and many more will be on the grounds to share their stories with you.  Check your map and scavenger hunt to make sure you don’t miss anyone as you explore the grounds and be sure to stop by the carriage house for some hands on geography fun. This is a day that should not be missed!

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Hands on Harvest 
Tuesday October 20, 2015
Roll up your sleeves and experience harvest time on a 19th century farm.  Visit with the blacksmith, spinner & weaver, and so many more to see what it was like to work on a farm. Try your hand at laundry, churning butter, stringing beans and other harvest time chores.  This is a hands on event so come prepared for lots of fun. This event takes place at the Harding cabin.

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A Century of Christmas: 1853-1953
Wednesday December 9, 2015
You are cordially invited to tour the beautifully decorated mansion and learn how holiday traditions and decorations changed over the span of 100 years.  The mansion will be filled with Christmas trees from over 6 different decades and our costumed guides will share wonderful holiday stories from ages past.  Before you leave, make a victorian ornament to take home.  This is a great way to kick off your holiday season.

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Fairy Tales from History
Wednesday February 10, 2016
 Did you know that many of your favorite movies today are actually historic fairy tales? It’s true! Come join us as we dive into the world of the Grimm Brothers, Hans Christian Anderson, Joseph Jacobs, and many more! We will be performing many of your favorite stories, and it will be quite the adventure because you will become part of the story too! Space is extremely limited so do not delay in securing your tickets for this fun event!

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 Technology Fair of 19th Century Inventions
Tuesday April 12, 2016
Telegraphs, Typewriters and Telephones…oh my! Steam-power, Sewing machines, Braille, repeating-rifles…there were a lot of cool inventions in the 19th century and many of them we still use today.  Come get up close and hands on with some of the coolest inventions from history.  Space is extremely limited so do not delay in securing your tickets for this fun event!

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