Belmont Mansion Guide Book

By Dr. Albert W. Wardin, Jr.


Belmont Mansion: The Home of Joseph and Adelicia Acklen


Presented here is the story of Belmont Mansion, the Acklen family, and their art collection. This history, compiled by the historian who helped lead the charge to preserve, restore and open the house to the public as a museum, gives readers insight into the background of this unique architectural accomplishment designed by Adelicia and Joseph Acklen and built by enslaved African Americans and European servants.


Published by the Belmont Mansion Association

Nashville, TN

10th Printing, 2nd Revision, 2018, Copyright 2005

ISBN: 0971503303

Paperback, 40 pages, color

Dimensions: 9.25"h x 8.5"w x 0.13"d



Members $12.55

(includes shipping and handling)

Shipped via USPS Media Mail Service within continental U.S. only.


Purchasing a gift and wish to include a note? Email museumshop@belmont.edu with your desired message after you place your order and we will include it on a note card with your gift’s shipment.


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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. 


Belmont Blvd & Acklen Avenue 

Nashville, TN 37212


1900 Belmont Blvd

Nashville, TN 37212


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