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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  • August 13, 2017
    This is the mansion of a woman whose husband was a slave trader. Although the building and furniture is wonderful....built on the backs of black slaves who did not live this life. My eyes were delight...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    Loved hearing about Adelicia Acklen's life and seeing her impressive mansion. Although the house may not be as big as other mansions, you get to go into the rooms and see most of the original furnitur...  more »
  • July 24, 2017
    I am a history buff, b especially the Civil War. So many interesting facts. I took my teenage daughters as well. They were facinated by the beauty and elegance of the home. As well as leaning about th...  more »
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  • July 10, 2017
    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.
  • March 17, 2017
    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.
  • July 10, 2017
    We loved touring this mansion and the interest and intrigue continued through reading the historical fiction we bought in the gift shop.
  • June 27, 2017
    Very knowledgeable and informative tour guide. Good value 4 you dollars
  • February 13, 2017
    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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