THE STORY OF BELMONT MANSION

 

Belmont Mansion is an Italian villa constructed between the years 1849 and 1859. Through the years, it has been the summer home for Nashville socialite Adelicia Acklen and her family, temporary headquarters of the Union army, and a women's college and seminary. One of the most elaborate antebellum homes in the South, 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. 

 

BELMONT MANSION IS KNOWN AS:

  • One of the few large-scale 19th century Nashville homes still standing

  • A truly American house incorporating the talents & skills of African Americans and European immigrants

  • Home to a collection of art and decorative arts popular in 19th century America

  • A museum built upon a 50 plus year foundation of research and scholarship

  • An ongoing restoration project which serves as the basis for historically accurate presentations of the whole story of this 19th century household

WEDDINGS & RENTALS

Visit BelmontMansionEvents.com to review our Event, Wedding and Elopement options. 

All previews and meetings regarding weddings or other rental events are available by appointment only. To schedule an appointment or inquire

about an event,  please contact the Director of Weddings & Rentals after reviewing the website. 

GPS ADDRESS

Belmont Blvd & Acklen Avenue 

Nashville, TN 37212

MAILING ADDRESS

1900 Belmont Blvd

Nashville, TN 37212

615-460-5459

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Photos by Ed Houk