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100 Years of History

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Discover a Century of Belle Meade History

This program combines the frontier cabin tour and the mansion tour to examine Belle Meade’s development into one of the most famous Thoroughbred horse farms in the United States. Students gain knowledge of 19th century history by exploring Frontier Expansion, the Antebellum Era, the Civil War, and Reconstruction. Following the tour, students demonstrate logic, map reading skills, and teamwork while exploring the grounds and outbuildings during the scavenger hunt.