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Ice Houses in the South


The original Ice House (c. 1820) was about 18 feet deep and filled with ice blocks shipped from the North during the winter. The ice blocks were covered with sawdust and straw in order to protect perishable foods through the summer. Our reconstructed Ice House was built in 2018 adjacent to the original foundation that…

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Special Suffrage Exhibit – August 2020

Curator and Collections

As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, our Curator, Jesse Williams, has created a special Suffrage exhibit in the Mansion that will be on display during August. Suffrage supporters were working for the American woman’s right to vote in the mid-19th century. The amendment was first introduced in 1878…

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Hand-Made Gift Box

Craft Activities

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Hand-Made Gift Card

Craft Activities

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Belle Meade Receives 2020 TAM Awards

Curator and Collections

Congratulations to our Curator, Jesse Williams, for receiving two Awards of Commendation from the Tennessee Association of Museums! At the 2020 TAM Annual Conference, Jesse was recognized for his Spring Sporting Exhibit (Temporary Exhibit) and D-Day Anniversary (Special Event). We greatly appreciate Jesse and our Collections Manager, Valerie Cecil, who maintain the Mansion, research archives to create new…

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Natural Social Distancing


Did you know that Belle Meade is designated a Level Two Arboretum by the Tennessee Urban Forestry Council? Erica Dahlgren, Director of Interpretation, identified our trees (several are over 100 years old!) and created the Tree Walk. During your visit, explore our walking path using the mobile app which can be accessed by scanning the…

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Juneteenth is Friday, June 19, 2020

African-American Studies

By 1860, Belle Meade was home to 136 enslaved men, women, and children. Their numerous skills and talents included blacksmithing, horse breeding, training, grooming, and racing. Additionally, Belle Meade’s domestic staff was famous for their award-winning wines, cordials, and cooking skills. Today, we honor their legacy and recognize the triumph of black excellence. Their strength…

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Belle Meade Opens New Restaurant

Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 8, 2020 Contact: Mark James Vice President of Sales and Marketing 5025 Harding Pike, Nashville, TN 37205 615-356-0501 ext. 135 [email protected] Belle Meade Opens New Restaurant The Belle Meade Meat & Three is the Newest Culinary Addition to the Site’s Legendary Hospitality Nashville, TN: Belle Meade continues to be a food…

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Open Daily 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Tours start every 30-45 minutes with the last tour at 4:00 pm.


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(615) 356-0501

110 Leake Ave

Nashville, TN

37205, USA


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