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|Belle Meade Plantation Tour, Lunch and Wine Tasting|
Belle Meade Mansion, built in the Federal Style in 1820 by John Harding, is the site for an elegant NACD tour, lunch and wine tasting. The plantation began as 250 acres along Richland Creek and the Natchez Trace. It is also known as the "Queen of Southern Plantations."
In 1853, the mansion was enlarged and converted to the Greek Revival style by John Harding's son, John Giles Harding, a planter, horse breeder and Confederate Brigadier General. The Mansion was the Confederate Headquarters during the Battle of Nashville and there was a skirmish on the grounds in 1864.
Though through acquisitions the plantation grew to 5400 acres, it was not used for farming operations but as a various service enterprises such as a blacksmith shop, cotton gin, and a grist and saw mill. Race horses were a major enterprise at Belle Meade and in addition to his own horses, Harding boarded horses for neighbors including Andrew Jackson.
Today, the property includes approxomately 30 acres, 10 outbuildings including the original cabin, and a winery.
|Daniels Distillery Tour & Lunch at Miss Mary Bobo’s|
Travel through beautiful Middle Tennessee to the Jack Daniels Distillery in Lynchburg. There you tour the historic distillery and enjoy lunch at the renown Miss Mary Bobo's.
The Distillery is located in Moore County, a "dry" county, where the product cannot be purchased legally. The product has been produced at this location since shortly after the Civll War with a couple of exceptions during prohibition but like other history of the brand, the exact date is disputed.Not in dispute is the popularity of the Tennessee whiskey. In 2012, 11 million cases of the premier product, "Black Label" Tennessee sipping whiskey, were shipped world-wide.
Miss Mary Bobo's is a boarding house located just off the town square in Lynchburg. Miss Mary assumed ownership of the historic Salmon Hotel in 1908. The original structure was built in the 1820's. Though Miss Mary died in 1983 one month shy of age 102, midday dinners continue to be servered by reservation only. Visitors are promised a unique dining experience in the southern tradition.
|Saturday Night on Broadway in Music City and the “Grand Ole Opry”|
|Become part of the Nashville scene when you when visit downtown Broadway and attend the Grand Ole Opry at the Ryman Auditorium. Known as the Mother Church of Country Music, the Grand Ole Opry has been a Saturday night radio show for over 90 years.|
|Travelers Rest/TN Agricultural Museum/Music Star Homes|
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Travelers Rest was constructed by John Overton in 1799. A prominent early settler of Tennessee, John Overton was a close associate of Andrew Jackson, a circuit judge and one of the founders of Memphis, Tennessee.
The property was enlarged over the years to accomodate Overton's expanding family and those of his heirs. At one time, the plantation included 1050 acres.
Nashville is the home of many celebraties and music stars including: Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban, Amy Grant & Vince Gill, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, The Music Star Homes Tour may include these and other famous residents of Nashville.