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To Take Us From This World | Death At Belmont Mansion

Presented by Belmont Mansion at Belmont Mansion, Nashville TN

Oct 22 - 29 2016
To Take Us From This World | Death At Belmont Mansion

Death cast a constant shadow over life in the 19th century. Just in time for Halloween, Belmont Mansion is offering special after-hours tours on October 22nd and 29th which will deal with death in Adelicia’s world.

After the death of a niece, Belmont Mansion’s original owner Adelicia Acklen wrote to her sister that “it is only in taking some of those objects from us to which our hearts so closely cling that He (God) endeavors in his kindness to draw us from this world…” Adelicia was no stranger to death. She outlived two husbands and six children.

This tour will cover many subjects from clothing and death photography to how the Civil War impacted the mourning rituals Adelicia and her family would have performed. Some mirrors and portraits will be draped in crape, as was common practice, and all tours will be held after dark, so visitors will be able to experience Belmont Mansion like never before.

For more information or to make a reservation, contact Belmont Mansion at (615) 460-5459. Belmont Mansion, the Nashville home of Adelicia Acklen, is a non-profit museum located at 1900 Belmont Boulevard on the campus of Belmont University. For directions and a map go to


$12/Members | $18/Not-yet Members

Space is limited so advanced registration and payment is required.

Contact: (615) 460-5459


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Additional time info:

Tours 6pm and 8pm

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


Belmont Mansion

1900 Acklen Avenue, Nashville, TN 37212


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

If there are no spots open, parking is available on any campus or city street. Please be sure to observe parking signs when choosing where to park.


    • Wheelchair Access

The first floor of Belmont Mansion is wheelchair accessible. For assistance entering Belmont Mansion, please call (615) 460-5459 and a tour guide will lead you. For those who are unable to view the

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