Tour the Historic Houses of Nashville

Everyone loves Nashville for the music, the hot chicken and the vibrant neighborhoods. 

Students of historic architecture find a lot to love in Music City, too: Nashville is home to a number of house museums well worth the visit. 

Belle Meade is a Greek Revival plantation house that grew into 19th-century prosperity when it became renowned as a thoroughbred stud farm. Winning horses, including Seabiscuit, War Admiral and Smarty Jones, all trace their lineage here.

Today, in addition to tours of the house, barn and former stables, Belle Meade offers a bourbon distillery, the only winery in Nashville, a demonstration kitchen and a Journey to Jubilee tour that follows the first African-Americans brought to Belle Meade in 1807.