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.

up to 0.8 hrs 1 or more people

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.
  • Tour at your own pace.
  • Masks are not required for vaccinated visitors.
  • Please respect social distancing guidelines of 6 feet.
  • Check all backpacks/large items in the gift shop.
  • Objects in the house are part of the museum collection, so no touching is allowed.
  • Please arrive 10 minutes before your desired start time.
  • Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Monday
  • Open at 10 am. and Sunday open at 11 am. The last guest admitted at 3:30
  • Doors close at 4:30 pm
  • Location: Belmont Blvd & Acklen Avenue, Nashville, TN 37212.


from Belmont Mansion
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 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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Frequently Asked Questions about Belmont Mansion

Where is it located?

Belmont Blvd and Acklen Avenue Nashville, TN 37212.

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.

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 | 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM. Sunday | 11:00 AM - 3:30 PM. Doors close at 4:30 PM.