Slave Life at Belle Meade Plantation


Slave Life at Belle Meade Plantation

3rd Grade and up | 2.5 Hours


  • Tour the mansion and grounds while discovering the different jobs, living conditions, food, clothing, and culture of those held in slavery at Belle Meade Plantation. Using information cards, students read the name and occupation of an enslaved worker, thus bringing life to the workers on the farm. Students participate in the Journey to Freedom game while following a chosen path of the Underground Railroad.
  • This program complements the classroom reading of “Follow the Drinking Gourd” or “Sound the Jubilee”.


  • Student – $10 (Grade level 3rd and up)
  • Parent/Chaperone – $15
  • Teacher -FREE


  • 2.5 hours

Wheelchair Access

  • The grounds are wheelchair accessible.
  • The first floor of the mansion tour is also wheelchair accessible with ramp access into the house.
  • No wheelchairs available onsite for rent

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