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Belle Meade Plantation is a 30 acre historic site 6 miles west of Nashville, TN. The mansion, winery, Carriage House, Stables and gift shop are open daily. Weddings, Receptions and Events are booked year round. The centerpiece of the property is the Belle Meade mansion built in 1853. In 1853, the mansion was built by General William Giles Harding, son of the founder. During this time, the Harding family prospered, building their domain into a 5,400-acre (22 km2) plantation that was renowned throughout the world for breeding champion Thoroughbred horses.
The American Civil War brought deprivation and danger to Belle Meade. During the Battle of Nashville, Union and Confederate forces skirmished in the front yard, and the mansion's massive stone columns were riddled with bullets. Evidence of the violence is still visible today.
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