Homestead Manor Plantation

Susan Watson visits the Homestead Manor Plantation in Thompson’s Station to learn a little history while eating a little lunch.

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Nestled in Middle TN along Columbia Pike in the heart of the Thompson's Station is Homestead Manor Plantation. The house and property was the site of the Battle of Thompson Station which was fought in 1863. Open Tuesday through Sunday, this historic home offers a Civil War period setting that today offers a very peaceful destination for lunch, tea, and special events.

The multi-layer property includes a renovated barn that serves as unique event space, gardens, an onsite farm, a separate tavern room, and two floors inside the 4,000 square-foot plantation-style home for the restaurant, Harvest. The Harvest menu rotates flavors according to the season???s yield, by way of the property???s 10-acre farm and neighboring purveyors. Open Tuesday thru Friday 4pm to 9pm; Friday 4pm to 10pm; Saturday 10am to 10 pm; Sunday 10am to 9 pm. The restaurant offers brunch from 10am until 3pm on Saturdays and Sundays. The property is closed on Mondays.

Susan Watson has been involved with Tennessee Crossroads, both behind and in front of the camera, since 1988. A Middle Tennessee native, Watson studied Spanish in high school and became interested in Mexican culture. She occasionally traveled to Mexico to teach English to middle-school children.

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