Belmont Mansion in Nashville, TN

Corner of Acklen Ave. & Belmont Blvd.Nashville, TN 37212
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Belmont Mansion, whose construction began in 1849, was built as a summer home for Joseph and Adelicia Acklen, one of Nashville’s wealthiest couples. The 19th-century estate now operates as a museum and sits in the middle of the Belmont University campus, one of the ten most beautiful urban campuses in the United States! It’s a must-see for history buffs and anyone interested in early architecture or decorative arts.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Nashville Travel Experts
  • Family-friendly activity.
  • No minimum number of guests.
  • The tour of the mansion is approximately 1 hour.
  • Please arrive 10 minutes before your desired start time.
  • Tours depart every half hour; the last tour begins at 3:30 PM.
  • Location: Belmont Blvd & Acklen Avenue, Nashville, TN 37212.


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Listed as one of Nashville’s top twenty tourist attractions, Belmont Mansion attracts visitors from all over the country. Belmont Mansion is an Italian 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. One of the most elaborate antebellum homes in the South, the entire Belmont estate was built, furnished, and landscaped by the Acklens and included gardens, art gallery, bowling alley, and zoo.

Guided tours of the Mansion are offered seven days a week by trained interpreters. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971, Belmont Mansion currently operates as a house museum and is maintained by the Belmont Mansion Association through admissions, venue rentals, event fundraisers, and individual and corporate donations.

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TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed November 17, 2019 NEW
The tour was great, but anything outside the guides structured tour information wasn’t really known. Any questions people asked the tour guide didn’t know the answer.
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Susan B
Warren, New Jersey
"Fascinating look into the past!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 16, 2019 NEW
We really enjoyed our tour of the Belmont Mansion! The tour guide was very knowledgeable and provided great historical context.
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Burlington, North Carolina
"Beautiful gem"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 15, 2019 NEW
This is a beautifully preserved mansion - home of the rich and famous of that era. Sits in the middle of the beautiful Belmont campus.
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Gerry L
Chicago, Illinois
"Very enjoyable tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed November 07, 2019 NEW
Fascinating stories about the mansion, excellent tour guide, well-paced tour. Interesting insights were provided not only about the mansion's matriarch, but also about the family's and mansion's place in Nashville history.
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Sharon C
"Visit with friends from Germany"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 05, 2019 NEW
Exceptional tour of a wonderful estate. The tour guide was very knowledgable and was able to answer all questions. They even have on video a tour of the upstairs if you are not able to walk up. This house is a must see for anyone and there is quite a history of the family, the slaves, and the artwork. Great gift shop and gardens as well.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Belmont Mansion

Is parking provided?
Parking is available in the lot adjacent to Belmont Mansion. If this lot is full, follow the blue signs for additional university visitor parking.

Where is it located? 
Belmont Blvd and Acklen Avenue Nashville, TN 37212.

Is the tour appropriate for children? 
Yes, great family activity!

Is the tour wheelchair accessible? 
The first floor of Belmont Mansion is wheelchair accessible. For those who are unable to view the second-floor bedrooms, we have a virtual tour available for viewing in the Museum Shop.

How long is the tour?
The tour lasts about 1 hour.

What are the hours of operation?
Monday-Saturday | 9:45 AM – 4:00 PM.
Sunday | 10:45 AM – 4:00 PM.