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Belmont Mansion

Belmont Mansion



Completed in 1853 by Adelicia Acklen, the Belmont Mansion was recognized as one of the most elaborate and unusual homes in the South.

Belmont Mansion is an Italianate 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 and seminary. One of the most elaborate antebellum homes in the South, with 36 rooms and 19,000 square feet, the entire Belmont estate was built, furnished, and landscaped by the Acklens and boasted such luxuries as lavish gardens, an art gallery, a bowling alley, and a zoo.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1971, Belmont Mansion currently operates as a house museum, maintained by the Belmont Mansion Association through admissions, venue rentals, event fundraisers and individual and company donations.

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 second floor bedrooms, they have a virtual tour available for viewing in the Museum Shop.

Current Hours (as of September 2021)

  • Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Monday 10am-4pm. Last guest admitted at 3:30pm.
  • Sunday 11am-4:30pm. Last guest admitted at 3:30pm.
  • Average visit is 45 minutes to 1 hour. 
  • ​Curator’s Tours offered Monday through Friday by advance reservation. 

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Our Response to COVID-19:

We ask that you take the spread of COVID-19 seriously for the safety of all in the museum and not visit if you are experiencing cough, fever, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, shortness of breath, or a new loss of smell or taste.

Friday & Saturday, 10am-4pm
Sunday 11am-3:30pm
Monday, call for hours