Self-Guided Gardens & Grounds Tour



Belmont Mansion was the centerpiece of Adelicia Acklen's summer home and the center of the nearly 177 acre estate. Never a plantation, the farmed acreage on the estate supported the house and all its inhabitants. The grounds included a rose garden, various gazebos, water tower, greenhouse and a large collection of animals. The property served as the first public park and zoo in Nashville, open to the public six days a week. 

Gathered here are sound clips to narrate a walking tour or you can explore the landscape virtually. The links to the virtual tour include historic photographs and a podcast to immerse yourself in the Belmont estate.


Use these sound clips to accompany you on your self-guided tour of Belmont Mansion's elaborate grounds. Begin your tour in front of Belmont Mansion. 

Belmont Mansion Garden & Grounds Audio Tour

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Belmont Blvd & Acklen Avenue 

Nashville, TN 37212


1900 Belmont Blvd

Nashville, TN 37212


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The architecture of Belmont Mansion makes it one of the most significant homes of 19th century Tennessee.

Sold by the Acklen family in 1887, the house went to a developer who began one of Nashville’s early suburbs.

It was then purchased by two women who in 1890 started a college which evolved into Belmont University. Today the Belmont Mansion Association, which was formed in 1972, owns the collection, runs the museum, and shares this unique story of 19th century Nashville with visitors from far and near.

Photos by Ed Houk