Belmont Mansion, also known as Acklen Hall, and originally known as Belle Monte, Belle Mont or Belmont, is a historic mansion located in Nashville, Tennessee. It was built by Joseph and Adelicia Acklen to serve as the center of their 180-acre summer estate in what was then country outside the city, and featured elaborate gardens and a zoo. They lived much of the rest of the year on her plantations in Louisiana.Using our custom trip planner, Nashville attractions like Belmont Mansion can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
The estate was sold in the late 19th century and since 1890 has been used for educational functions. It was first used as a girls academy, then as the first building of what became Belmont College and now Belmont University. Today it is operated as a museum. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.
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Interesting historical information about the times. Tour guide was so helpful! Amazing antiques & time pieces!
Interesting historical information about the times. Tour guide was so helpful! Amazing antiques & time pieces! more »
On a road trip going west I decided to stop in Nashville for a few hours. I saw the Belmont Mansion was an attraction and I love visiting older houses and learning about the history of different...
On a road trip going west I decided to stop in Nashville for a few hours. I saw the Belmont Mansion was an attraction and I love visiting older houses and learning about the history of different... more »
The people there are very knowledgeable. A little pricey but I can see why. The home, the articles inside, everything looked amazing. Definitely a place I will visit again.
The private tour was well worth it... our guide was extremely knowledgeable. Private tour was 1 hour. The mansion itself is an interesting glimpse into a wealthy woman's life in the early 19th century. Highly recommend!
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