Slave Life at Belle Meade Plantation


Millie and Monroe: Stories of Slavery and Freedom

3rd Grade and up | 2.5 Hours


  • Take one of several tour routes through the mansion and grounds as you 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 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 Operation

Open Daily 9:00 am-5:00 pm

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


Contact Us

(615) 356-0501

110 Leake Ave

Nashville, TN

37205, USA


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