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This beautiful mansion was built in 1853 by Joseph and Adelicia Acklen, who were once some of the wealthiest people living in Nashville. The mansion is styled after the look of an Italian villa. Not only was this a home, but it was also temporarily occupied by the Union Army before the Battle of Nashville during 1864. The property was also at one point an all-girls college and seminary. Although the mansion has played many roles throughout the year, visitors can now explore the property and experience the beautifully restored and original pieces. Due to the fact that the property is so large and the fact that it holds so much history, a variety of tours are available to best suit whatever you may want to see!
If you are looking to tour the gardens and grounds, you can choose the self-guided option. There are sound clips provided to give you information about what you are seeing and where to go next. Perfect for anyone who likes to take their time and admire their surrounding. Prefer to have a guide? Belmont Mansion has the perfect option for you! Choose the tour that you would prefer and enjoy a professional walkthrough. The Standard Tour takes you through the home and property grounds and lasts about an hour. This is a great option to give you a good feel of the history and of the art throughout the property. If you are interested in the Battle of Nashville during the Civil War, the in-depth Curator’s Tour, or the Art Tour, be sure to make advanced reservations.
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