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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Nashville, Tennessee
"Very interesting tour, wonderfully knowledgeable guide."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 11, 2020 NEW
We booked a Curators Tour, and it was an absolute delightful experience. Our guide was so knowledgeable about not just the history of the family, but the history of the various pieces of furniture and art. He was cheerful, and entertaining, while also teaching us about the house and family.
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"A couple from Wilmington, DE visited Belmont mansion - Fri 8/21"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 31, 2020 NEW
My wife and I visited Belmont Mansion on Fri 8/21 from Wilmington DE. One of the best tours we have ever had. The mansion is magnificent and filled with historic item. Each tour guide (and there were several) was extremely well-verse and comfortable to all our questions and comments. We both recommend a visit whole-heartily.
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Nashville, Tennessee
"People Visit This?"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed August 02, 2020
I went to school next to this everyday and had no idea people visited it or wanted to visit it or why they would visit it. There are a lot cooler old mansions than this one like Cheekwood. Also walk around Belmont's whole campus instead of just this musty old house.
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"Curated Tour with Jerry a Must!!!!!!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 02, 2020
We paid for a curated tour and it was well worth the money and then some. Jerry was our curator and he was phenomenal. Can’t say enough how much better it was having him guide us through and explain everything. He is the best!!!!!!!
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"Belmont Mansion"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 07, 2020
Very knowledgeable tour guides. Well worth the reasonable entrance fee. The mansion is beautiful and full of interesting history.
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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.