Join the Homeschool History Club and see for yourself why History ROCKS at Belle Meade Historic Site!
Since 2010, Middle Tennessee homeschooling families have joined Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery's Homeschool History Club for social studies enrichment and resources. This one-of-a-kind program combines guided lessons, social interaction, hands-on activities, crafts, and games to create a unique learning experience for students.
“My kids love this program! They are excited to go every month and jump out of the car as soon as we arrive. Thank you to your staff for all their hard work making this program fun and educational for our family!” – Courtney, homeschool mom of 3
Each month’s Homeschool History Club meeting is different! Homeschool History Club Leaders pull resources from STEM subjects, visual arts, performing arts, music, and more to craft interactive social studies lessons. It’s guaranteed to be the most fun history lesson you’ve ever had!
Homeschool History Club Theme for 2021-2022: Time Travel!
Get ready for adventure as you explore world history from the age of dinosaurs to the age of automobiles! Each month, you’ll travel through time to a particular era, stopping to learn about the past through interactive games, crafts, and other hands-on learning activities. Collect stamps in your passport as you visit Ancient Greece, the Renaissance, the Victorian Era, and more! For a complete list of the monthly themes, please download the 2021-2022 Calendar.
Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery's Statement on Health and Safety at Homeschool History Club:
Our Homeschool History Club Leaders are CPR/First Aid Certified with the American Red Cross and have also completed an online child safety course. All students and staff agree to our Code of Conduct and anti-bullying policies, and we take the care of your children very seriously. To keep ourselves and our community safe, we have opportunities for hand-washing and we regularly disinfect all surfaces. We provide each student with their own crafting supplies; items like crayons, scissors, and pencils are not shared between students.
Until the Metro Nashville and Davidson County Department of Health and CDC recommendations change, we will require the use of face coverings/masks for all students and staff to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Homeschool History Club Leaders will keep their masks on at all times to protect your children. We will ask students to wear their masks and practice social distancing at all times. Students will eat lunch on-site; therefore, during lunch and at other appropriate times, we will utilize social distancing and outdoor spaces. We are hopeful that our current global health situation will improve soon; as it does, we will update our mask policy.
Membership, Fees, and Payment Options
Membership includes: Kick-off Family Picnic in August and nine (9) Homeschool History Club Meeting Days from September through May.
Registration Fee: $12 per student (paid when you register online)
Membership Fee: $135 per student for the school year
Pay your fee in nine (9) monthly installments of $15 per month per student.
Pay your fee in full and receive a $25 discount per student.
We are confident that you will love History Club, but we know that Homeschooling families’ plans may change, so we’ve made it easy to withdraw and request a refund by emailing our Education Department at email@example.com. More information will be provided in your registration packet.
Phone: (615) 356-0501 ext. 148
Parking: On-site parking is free and designated accessible parking spaces are available close to the Visitor Center.
Parking: Designated accessible parking spaces are available close to the Visitor Center.
Exploring Belle Meade
Your visit to Belle Meade includes two floors and several flights of stairs. An elevator is located in the Visitors Center to help you access the second floor of this building. Because of the historic architecture of the Mansion, only the first floor is wheelchair accessible. A wheelchair ramp to the first floor is located on the front right side of the Mansion. Guests who are unable to go to the Second Floor of the Mansion may visit our designated rest area to view photograph albums of the Second Floor rooms. Most outbuildings are accessible by way of a pea gravel path.
Please bring your own wheelchair, walker, cane, or scooter to ensure your comfort.
Service Animals: Designated service animals are welcome throughout Belle Meade. However, due to safety restrictions, service animals must be on a leash at all times. Any show of hostile behavior toward other guests or employees is unacceptable. Service animals may not be handled by or left with other guests or employees.
Restrooms: All restrooms at Belle Meade have wheelchair accessible stalls. Restrooms are located on the first and second floor of the Visitor Center.
If you have any questions, please visit the Guest Services Desk located inside the Visitor Center.