Belmont Mansion, Nashville

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#4 of 13 in Historic Sites in Nashville
Belmont Mansion is an Italianate villa constructed between the years 1849 and 1853. Through the years, it has been the summer home for Nashville socialite Adelicia Acklen and her family, temporary headquarters of the Union army, and an all-girls college and seminary. One of the most elaborate antebellum homes in the South, with 36 rooms and 19,000 square feet, the entire Belmont estate was built, furnished, and landscaped by the Acklens and boasted such luxuries as lavish gardens, an art gallery, a bowling alley, and a zoo.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1971, Belmont Mansion currently operates as a house museum, maintained by the Belmont Mansion Association through admissions, venue rentals, event fundraisers and individual and company donations Using our custom trip planner, Nashville attractions like Belmont Mansion can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This is an old mansion, built in the 1850s as a summer house for Adelicia Acklen and her family. Adelicia had an extraordinary life and our guide did a magnificent job highlighting it. The mansion, wh...  more »
  • Our guide did a nice job telling the interesting story of the mansion and its owner The interior upkeep is surprisingly short of other historic properties, and the structure has been significantly alt...  more »
  • In the hop on and hop off tour, I went to see this beautiful Belmont Mansion. The tour guide that ushered and recounted the historical facts about this place is great! I have enjoyed it. I will recomm...  more »
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  • If you enjoy strolling through 1800 opulence than this is definitely the thing to do. A very grand estate with fine furnishing and design right on the Belmont campus. It's an easy self guided tour that can accomplished within 30/45 minutes or obviously longer if take your time.
  • Do not miss this. Best tour I have ever done bar none. Better than any home tour I have ever had. Very knowledgeable and fascinating story. Favorite thing we did!
  • This is the perfect time of year to visit the historic Belmont Mansion, while it is decorated for Christmas! Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly as he led us through the estate, captivating our attention with fascinating stories in a beautiful setting. They say, "a picture is worth a thousand words, " so here you go...
  • Very interesting. Mark was our guide and was wonderful. Loads of info plus amusing. Definitely worthwhile.
  • Historic home with an amazing history. $15 dollars for the tour. Our tour guide gave us a great history off the house.

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