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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Katherine D
"Belmont Mansion"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 07, 2020 NEW
Very knowledgeable tour guides. Well worth the reasonable entrance fee. The mansion is beautiful and full of interesting history.
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
"A gem of a place"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 10, 2020
This one is not so easy to find with poor signage and in the middle of a university complex with limited parking but worth it. The house itself is exquisite, with some outstanding features, paintings and furniture. The guide was excellent and a fount of knowledge.
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Anaheim, California
"Excellent representation of a historic mansion"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 10, 2020
This historic mansion on the grounds of Belmont University is a treasure. The staff is so knowledgeable, the gift shop was lovely and you can learn so much about the life of the family that lived in the house along with what was going on in the Nashville area. I will say also that anyone with the opportunity to go to school at Belmont is a lucky person.
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"Belmont Mansion emerge yourself in the history and beauty"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 26, 2020
We had a wonderful experience while visiting Belmont mansion their staff is very knowledgeable about the history of the house and family the mansion is beautifully decorated with original pieces from the family that made Belmont Mansion what it is today I would definitely visit again if I'm ever in Nashville Tennessee
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"Best part of the weekend"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 25, 2020
Loved the tour. Must see if you have time. The grounds and the house are really impressive. They did a great job
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Belmont Mansion is located at Corner of Acklen Ave. & Belmont Blvd.Nashville, TN 37212
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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.