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Belle Meade "Journey to Jubilee" Guided History Tour

Embark on a 1-hour journey into Belle Meade with its Journey to Jubilee historic tour. Join us as we take an honest look at the lives and stories of the African Americans who were enslaved, and later employed, at Belle Meade with intentional respect and empathy. Our Journey to Jubilee tour is intended to honor the legacy and sacrifices of the individuals held in legal bondage on this property from 1807 until emancipation in 1865, as well as to explore the complexities of their new freedom in the post-Civil War years. Using a unique approach that includes reading aloud from primary sources, and engaging dialogue with the audience, this experience creates a forum for exploring the history of slavery in a new way. Enjoy a complimentary Wine Tasting after your tour and access to the Grounds for a self-guided tour.

Please Note: Guided Mansion Tour is not included with this ticket. Please book your Guided Mansion Tours separately.

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  • What's included :
    • 1-Hour Guided Journey to Jubilee Walking Tour
    • Complimentary Wine Tasting at the On-Site Belle Meade Winery
    • Professional Guide
    • Guided History Tour of Belle Meade's Outbuildings & Grounds
    • Access to the grounds of Belle Meade following your tour to explore at your leisure
    • Access to the Outdoor Game Court & On-Site Restaurant
    • Free On-Site Parking
    • Entry/Admission - Belle Meade Plantation
    What's excluded :
    • Guided Mansion Tours not included with this ticket (available to purchase separately on this site)
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Belle Meade Plantation, 110 Leake Ave, Nashville, TN 37205-2810

    Belle Meade Plantation has a new tour! Journey to Jubilee follows the first African-Americans who were brought to Belle Meade in 1807, and shows how vital their presence was to the existence of the property and to the family until 1906. These men and women were here from enslavement to freedom. They endured, and we want to honor them by telling their story. In this tour, nearly one-hundred years of their history is explored through the research of primary sources. Come trace their existence through the history of Belle Meade Plantation on their Journey to Jubilee.

    After your guided tour, enjoy a complimentary wine tasting at our beautiful winery. The grounds at Belle Meade are self-guided and are available to explore both before and after the tour. Today Belle Meade Plantation retains 34 acres of its original property and several outbuildings including the Mansion and original homestead.  Today’s site functions as an educational resource dedicated to the preservation of Tennessee’s Victorian architecture, history and equestrian history.

    Duration: 1 hour

  • Departure Point :
    110 Leake Ave, Nashville, TN 37205, USA
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Free On-Site Parking Available
    • Arrive 20 minutes before your tour time and redeem your voucher at our Visitor Service desk. They will direct you to your tour
    • Due to the intensity of the subject matter and our interpretive approach, this tour is limited to those aged 12 and older.
    • Takes place outside and involves walking and several sets of stairs.
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Please Note: Guided Mansion Tours are not included with this ticket. Mansion Tours are also available to purchase separately on this website.
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Not recommended for travelers who cannot stand/walk for extended periods of 30 minutes or more
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Our guests and staff are required to wear a cloth face covering or mask while inside our buildings. For your safety, please maintain social distancing guidelines while on our grounds.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery

Activity ID: V-53883P3

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