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The Mansion at Fontanel, Nashville
(4.6/5 based on 1,700+ reviews on the web)
The privately owned mansion of singer Barbara Mandrell and her husband Ken Dudney, The Mansion at Fontanel was named after the soft spot on a baby's head. Stroll the home's interior to view photos, objects, and memorabilia from the country music industry and an elegant collection of furniture and decor. Outside you can walk a trail, simply called "The Trails," which is free to the public daily. Nearby, a venue called "The Woods" hosts musical acts that require a separate ticket. Add The Mansion at Fontanel to your Nashville travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Nashville family vacation planner.
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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • What a great place to visit! Homey feel to be so large. Family friendly. Janell Arthur was a great tour guide! 
  • I expected to be wowed by this place but I have to say that I was underwhelmed. Granted, the place is huge but it isn't that interesting. It is a massive log cabin, which I thought would be cook, but ...  more »
  • This was a very big home. I'm sure it was very homey when the Mandrels lived there. What was left of them living there was very interesting. Our guide Steve Whitson was amazing. Excellent singer. 
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  • Absolutely love the mansion and tour. Very rarely can you go to such a rare, iconic place and be encouraged to participate and actually touch historical items. The only flaw I noticed was in a lot of the fixtures, due to age and lack of polishing. I know these are the first items of any home to start looking dated, however that doesn't excuse them from sparkling. My wife and I go to CafĂ© Fontanel often and always brag to others about how close we live to a wonderful and beautiful place. You never know who might show.
  • This place is awesome, would deff go back
  • Tons of history, art, and a Must Experience in Nashville!
  • On point.