If you are looking for a resource to talk with your children talk the history of slavery and developing empathy, we invite you to take a special tour, designed for families with children ages 4- 12.
Learn about the African American experience at Belle Meade Plantation as you tour the slave cabin, the carriage house, and the mansion. On your visit, you will follow a day in the lives of Millie and Monroe, two children who labored on the Belle Meade Farm in the years surrounding the Civil War. Interact with our engaging storytellers and examine the symbolism found in African American music and folk art of the time. Create your own symbolic art as you develop a deeper understanding of the African American experience in the 1800s, from the daily struggles of slavery, to the complicated nature of freedom, and the ways in which enslaved people both thrived and survived in difficult times.
This 2-hour program, specifically designed for children and is inquiry-based, empathy-driven, and deeply researched. For questions or to request availability, please email [email protected].
The best plantation tours in Nashville, near Hermitage, Franklin, and Charlotte. Enjoy Tennessee’s rich history and discover the preservation of the Belle Meade Plantation today!
Hours of Operations
Open Daily 9am-5pm
Tours start every 30-45 minutes with the last tour at 4pm.