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“A Night Before Christmas” Family Tour

Ideal for families with children aged 4-12 years!

You’re invited to a special holiday themed tour, as we explore Christmas with the Jackson children! Find out what was on their letters to Santa and discover which Christmas traditions have evolved over time and which are exactly the same! As we follow along with lines and lyrics from Christmas songs and poems penned during the 1800s, this tour through the Mansion will get you in the holiday spirit! After the tour, make your own Victorian-inspired holiday crafts and play with popular toys from the late 1800s in our History Makers Space.

The Family Tour is 90 minutes in duration and includes a 20 to 40-minute guided lesson, followed by hands-on crafts and activities, held in the History Makers Space, located in the Dairy.

This tour goes inside the Mansion, where you will see our 2021 holiday exhibit, “Winter Weddings.”

TAM Award of Excellence

Our Family Tours have received the Award of Excellence in Educational Programming at the Tennessee Association of Museums Awards of Excellence ceremony on March 17, 2021!


Pricing for Family Tours is:

  • $20 per adult (age 18+)
  • $15 per child (ages 4-18)
  • Siblings age 4 years and under are FREE (with paid adult admission)

All Family Tours:

  • Are specifically designed for children and are inquiry-based, empathy-driven, and deeply researched.
  • Include access to our Grounds and Outbuildings, Outdoor Game Court, Walking Trail, Gift Shops, and our on-site restaurant, The Belle Meade Meat & Three.

Family Tour Reviews:

“We thoroughly enjoyed this educational experience. We have never been disappointed with any event we have attended at Belle Meade.”

“Our guide did an excellent job and answered all of our questions! It was fun and educational for all of us.”

“Requesting an [American Sign Language] interpreter was easy and seamless. The tour guide was FANTASTIC and held the attention of all 6 children well. They all said they had an awesome time. I was thrilled that my Deaf daughter was able to access this wonderful programming just as my other children did. And I was just as enthralled as an adult.”

“We have done several educational programs at Belle Meade. The educator (I wish I could remember her name!) is an excellent teacher and did so well engaging the kids (elementary age). The activities were educational and fun. We will definitely be scheduling more field trips (we attended as a small homeschool group). Everyone that I’ve interacted with at Belle Meade has been knowledgeable and kind. Great place to visit!”

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