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
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  • Enjoyed the tour. A picture in time of the antebellum era. I have listened to the first book in the Tamera Alexander series. It was nice to see her description of the Belmont home come to life.  more »
  • We went here after finding they had an entertainment coupon. It is a beautiful mansion built in 1853 that they have restored back to its original state after having been turned into a college dormitor...  more »
  • Beautiful and historical home. Tour guide was informative! Definitely worth the visit. and very educational. Actual furniture and portraits added to the tour's historical glamour.  more »
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  • Great tour! If you're a history buff, love antiques or want to learn about a woman who was definitely before her time, Belmont Mansion is definitely a must see if your visiting Nashville.
  • This is a wonderful place to visit when touring Nashville! The mansion is BEAUTIFUL and Seth our guide was the best! We asked a lot of questions, and he was so knowledgeable and passionate about the mansion and it's history! If you're debating between this and Belle Mead, we really liked this tour a lot more.
  • We loved touring this mansion and the interest and intrigue continued through reading the historical fiction we bought in the gift shop.
  • Very knowledgeable and informative tour guide. Good value 4 you dollars
  • A Nashville must see if you love history. Tour guide is friendly and extremely knowledge. Great gift shop, perfect place for gifts/souvenirs. I picked up handmade soaps: I've got friends in Aloe places and Stand by your Mango.

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