Nerd Nights

A series of after-hours events on the grounds; designed for adults who love history. Join us as we have fun and explore in depth subjects of history.
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Upcoming Nerd Night Event Tickets


Downton Abbey Night

April 17, 6pm $15
Are you missing Downton Abbey now that it’s been a few weeks since the finale aired? Have you ever wanted to put yourself in the place of the Crawley family? Join us at Belle Meade Plantation as we re-watch the finale episode on the big screen, drink wine, and have small bites. Wear your best 19-teens or 1920s finery! We’ll have a contest for best-dressed. Meet us at the mansion at 6 PM and enjoy Downton Abbey in a c.1900 environment.

Victorian Pets & Picnics

June 19, 6pm $15
Come celebrate the summer solstice and longer days with Belle Meade Plantation! Bring your favorite leashed pet. We’ll start at the mansion with a guided tour of the grounds and discussion of the history of pets on the property. We will then take the excursion down to the Richland Creek for an adult picnic, wading party, and live Americana music, where we’ll enjoy the scenery and learn about Victorian picnic customs. We bring the scenery, wine, and the discussion; you bring a blanket, picnic basket, and your sketchbook.

Behind-the-Scenes with the Curator

August 21, 6pm $15
Have you ever wondered what kind of nerd gets a job as curator at a historic house? Do you wonder what a curator even is? Have you ever been on a historic house tour, and wanted more than what you got? Here’s your chance to see the man behind the curtain. Get out of the stifling heat and join us in the air-conditioned Belle Meade Mansion to meet our curator, John Lamb, for a behind-the-scenes art tour of the formal parlors, library, and dining room.


Murder Mystery Event

October 18, 6pm $15
 Join us for a Victorian murder mystery! We’ll start with wine in the culinary kitchen, then head to the house for a truly exciting murder mystery set in the home of Selene and General William Hicks Jackson. This event will be in conjunction with the Belle Meade Victorian Society.


150th Battle of Nashville

December 18, 6pm $15
December 2014 marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Nashville. Come out to Belle Meade Plantation, a site that witnessed action during the battle, for a trivia night focused on Civil War and Nashville history. Win prizes for your nerdy knowledge!


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