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Historic Tennessee - Southern Plantations and Presidents

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Your 6.5-hour Tennessee history tour begins with a comfortable charter bus ride to the stately manor of Andrew Jackson, The Hermitage. Home of the seventh U.S. president, historians consider President Jackson’s Hermitage the best preserved early presidential home. Explore its quarters just as President Jackson and his staff did back in 1836.

Stroll the lovely formal gardens, then visit the slave quarters, the estate’s original 1804 cabin and the sight where this president and his wife were laid to rest. Afterward, lunch is on your own accord at the on-site historic Hermitage Smorgasbord, offering a traditional Southern Buffet, including dessert. From there, continue on your chartered bus ride to the Belle Meade Mansion.

Known as the Queen of the Tennessee Plantations, the Belle Meade Plantation was the centerpiece of a 5,200-acre estate, world-renowned as a thoroughbred stud farm and nursery in the 19th century. It’s a prime example of Southern Greek Revival Antebellum architecture. The present 30-acre site features 10 outbuildings which include an 1832 slave cabin and a colossal carriage house and stables.

The day comes to a leisurely close with a wine tasting session at the Winery at Belle Meade Plantation in the afternoon. Sip the estate’s wines, such as chardonnay and cabernet, while enjoying views of the vineyards, then board the bus to return to Nashville.

Customer Reviews
  • debbimcginnis
    July 2018

    The guided tours were superb. I loved the time to independently explore the Hermitage and the plantation.

  • Jeri G
    July 2018

    Such a wonderful day visiting Belle Meade and the Hermitage! We were visiting Nashville from WI and we're looking to see some historical sites. Staying in downtown Nashville we didn't want to rent a car, so this tour was perfect. We were picked up right from our hotel and dropped off in the early evening. Our driver was very knowledgeable about both sites and was very friendly. We loved everything and are so happy we did the tours.

  • Christine M
    May 2018

    Nice tour to beautiful places. Comfortable ride and enough time to explore the various plantations on your own. Lunch was terrible though and not included everyone was dropped off at the same place for lunch and told to go eat and make sure to pay for yourself.

Product Details
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Guided sightseeing tour
  • All admissions
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat
Schedule and Pricing
Departure Point

Nashville area hotels

Departure Time and Comments

9am / Hotel pickups commence prior to this time


7 hours

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

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