Belmont Mansion, Nashville

4.4
#4 of 13 in Historic Sites in Nashville
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
Using our custom trip planner, Nashville attractions like Belmont Mansion can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
Source
Create an itinerary including Belmont Mansion
map
Belmont Mansion Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
595 reviews
Google
4.4
TripAdvisor
  • This historic mansion is set amidst the beautiful campus of Belmont University. At one time it boasted of having the best view of the city. The name means “beautiful mountain” and the mansion itself i...  more »
  • A well-run tour of this lovely old home smack in the middle of Vanderbuilt University. The wealth of the family was staggering ... and based on cotton.  more »
Google
  • If you enjoy strolling through 1800 opulence than this is definitely the thing to do. A very grand estate with fine furnishing and design right on the Belmont campus. It's an easy self guided tour that can accomplished within 30/45 minutes or obviously longer if take your time.
  • Do not miss this. Best tour I have ever done bar none. Better than any home tour I have ever had. Very knowledgeable and fascinating story. Favorite thing we did!
  • This is the perfect time of year to visit the historic Belmont Mansion, while it is decorated for Christmas! Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly as he led us through the estate, captivating our attention with fascinating stories in a beautiful setting. They say, "a picture is worth a thousand words, " so here you go...
  • Very interesting. Mark was our guide and was wonderful. Loads of info plus amusing. Definitely worthwhile.
  • Historic home with an amazing history. $15 dollars for the tour. Our tour guide gave us a great history off the house.

Plan your trip to Nashville

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Nashville by other users

5 days in Nashville BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, kids, popular PREFERENCES: March, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Nashville BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Nashville BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 5 days in Tennessee BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Tennessee BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Nashville BY A USER FROM CANADA April, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Nashville BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Tennessee BY A USER FROM INDIA March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 20 days in United States BY A USER FROM SWEDEN February, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans