For families traveling with young children we recommend our Adventure or Plantation backpacks. Designed for ages 3-10, these backpacks come equipped with coloring pages, crafting supplies, and children’s books on the Victorian era. Best of all, each backpack comes with a key and a treasure map. This key is used to unlock 6 treasure chests hidden throughout the property that hold period toys, games, and even crafts to make and take with you. These backpacks make the self-guided portion of our grounds more fun for the kids but also their parents with all the information they can discover together.
When traveling to Belle Meade Plantation with teens and college students (16 and older), we would recommend our Segway Tours. A guided hour and half tour of our grounds with a historian is a great way to engage some of the older kids who are a bit more adventurous. We offer Segway Tours 7 days a week, 3-4 times a day, depending on weather. Enjoy this guided tour of our 8 historic out buildings as well as our beautiful grounds, while learning the history of the plantation. We allow up to 10 people per tour, and closed toed shoes are a must. Segway tours are $35 a person, and it would be best to book ahead of time.
The newest addition to Belle Meade Plantation is the Coop ‘N Scoop. An Ice Cream and Fudge Shop in our newly renovated 1862 chicken coop. Along with ice cream and fresh, homemade fudge, old- fashioned candies and sodas are available. You’ll find the Coop ‘N Scoop by the gaming area which includes fun lawn games such as bocce ball, horseshoes, corn hole, and a putting green.
Hours of Operations
Open Daily 9am-5pm
Tours start every 30-45 minutes with the last tour at 4pm.