Carriage House Conversations



At Belle Meade Plantation, we believe that everyday stories are the threads that make the fabric of history.  Carriage House Conversations is a lecture series that takes place inside our historic Carriage House, offering stories and conversations with local authors, community leaders, and historians.  Most lectures are FREE.  For more information, email [email protected].

Upcoming Lecture

We are excited to welcome Bill Carey as our first speaker of 2019.  Mr. Carey will be speaking on printed slave ads and slavery in Tennessee from his newly released book “Runaways, Coffles, & Fancy Girls: A History of Slavery in Tennessee.”

Date: Thursday February 28, 2019
Location: Belle Meade Plantation Carriage House
Time: 5:30 – 7:00 p.m
Free Public Event
Please RSVP if planning to come!
Contact: Brynna Hall – Belle Meade Plantation Education Outreach Coordinator
[email protected]


2019 Calendar

February 28 – Mr. Bill Carey, author of “Runaways, Coffles, & Fancy Girls: A History of Slavery in Tennessee,” on printed slave ads and slavery in Tennessee

March 14, 2019 – Dr. Tim Johnson, on the Mexican War and the role that Tennessee soldiers played in the conflict

April 18, 2019 – Mr. Ridley Wills, on a local Nashville topic based on his research and works in the Nashville Pikes series

May 23, 2019 – Dr. Peter Carmichael, on the American Civil War, particularly the war for the common soldier

July 25, 2019 – Brian Allison, on crime and murders in Nashville’s history, drawing on research from his two recent books

August 8, 2019 – Mary Ellen Pethel, author of “Athens of the New South: College Life & the Making of Modern Nashville,” on women’s education in the nineteenth century

September 19, 2019 – James Hoobler, on the life and times of Carl and Otto Giers, prominent Nashville photographers of the nineteenth century




Hours of Operations

Open Daily 9am-5pm

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

Contact Us

Phone (615) 356-0501
Map Marker

110 Leake Ave

Nashville, TN

37205, USA