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Belle Mont Mansion, Tuscumbia

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Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Belle Mont Mansion was built circa 1828 for Dr. Alexander Mitchell, who sold the plantation to Isaac Winston in 1835. The home is one of the outstanding Palladian or “Jefferson-style” houses in the Deep South, boasting high-quality brickwork with contrasting wood trim and a reverence for the neoclassical architectural ideas of the Italian Renaissance architect, Andrea Palladio. Belle Mont features a raised two-story central section with flanking one-story wings that project to the rear to embrace a courtyard. Rescued from ruin in the 1980s, a long-term, phased restoration by the Alabama Historical Commission is presently underway so that Belle Mont's history, beauty and architecture may be preserved for the enjoyment of future generations.
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  • I really enjoyed our visit to Belle Mont, being an aficionado of Southern history and house museums. Belle Mont is not Tara, but it never was. The house was build on the frontier of the US at the.....  more »
  • This is a truly amazing home and the people who run the museum are very gracious and they provide you with so much information on the home, the building of it and the people who lived there. The...  more »
  • Had a fantastic time. Looking forward to the HONEY! Very relaxed and knowledgeable staff. The mansion has a reputation for being haunted.In the up stairs room....we were not alone.
  • Was bought here for a lovely wedding photo shoot! Such a rare piece of history. I can’t wait to visit again.

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