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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"Fantastic piece of woman history"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 07, 2020 NEW
This was a stop on the on off bus. Takes about an hour. Knowledgeable guide. There is a hill you must walk up to the house. The house is not handicap accessible. Children would not enjoy .
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Pasadena, Maryland
"Beautiful Mansion"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 01, 2020 NEW
Beautiful rooms and interesting history of the home. Our tour guide was very informative. Nice gift shop located there.
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Springfield, Missouri
"Very interesting woman and a beautiful home!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed December 31, 2019 NEW
The home USA very well presented and restored. The guides are entertaining and well informed about the home, the family, and connections to Southern history. The detail we were given on this tour about the home and the people was amazing. The mansion is lucky to have so many authentic pieces of furniture, art, pictures, and decor. The only be of awkwardness is entering the mansion. The gift show is also the ticket office AMA is located at the back of the house, but you enter by ringing the front door bell and waiting to be escorted in. You also have to be escorted to the front door when exiting the tour.
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beth ann k
Halstead, Kansas
"Very nice tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed December 26, 2019 NEW
Our guide was excellent and we thoroughly enjoyed the tour. The mansion is on the campus of Belmont University, and is a stop on the hop on and off.
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Roxanne R
"Belmont Mansion Tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed December 23, 2019 NEW
The tour was interesting. Learned that the woman that built the mansion and surrounding property inherited a fortune from her husband that was made in the slave trade and cotton crops. She was a shrewd business woman and protected her assets during the civil war and had subsequent husbands sign pre-nups. The mansion is not as well cared for/restored as well as others in Nashville, but, the story behind the scenes is quite interesting.
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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.