Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Monday

Open at 10 am.

Last guest admitted at 3:30

Doors close at 4:30 pm


Open at 11 am.

Last guest admitted at 3:30

Doors close at 4:30 pm

Average visit is 45 minutes to 1 hour. 

Visit Belmont Mansion

We invite you to explore the largest house built in Tennessee prior to the Civil War. Constructed between 1849 and 1860, Belmont Mansion was the home of Adelicia and Joseph Acklen.


Visiting here is a unique opportunity to explore one of the few 1850s era homes still standing in Nashville while learning about the people - both free and enslaved - whose stories make this site worth understanding.

General admission tickets allow guests to tour at their own pace after an introduction from a tour guide in the Grand Salon. Signage in each room tells the story of the site and the residents. Tour guides stationed throughout the house are available for questions and additional information. Average tour is 45 minutes to one hour.

COVID-19 Update - Safety First


Belmont Mansion staff follow current CDC guidelines to ensure a safe environment for visitors and staff


We welcome you to Belmont Mansion and ask that you partner with us in creating a safe museum for all.

Thank you!

What to Know Before You Visit

- If you have not been vaccinated against COVID-19, wear a mask for the safety of others

- Masks are not required for vaccinated visitors
- Please respect social distancing guidelines of 6 feet
- Check all backpacks/large items in the gift shop
- Objects in the house are part of the museum collection, so no touching is allowed

We ask that you take the spread of COVID-19 seriously for the safety of all in the museum and not visit if you are experiencing cough, fever, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, shortness of breath, or a new loss of smell or taste.


  General Admission

  • Access to the historic house

  • Tour at your own pace

  • Begins with a short introduction given by a guide in the Grand Salon

  • Includes signage throughout and stationed guides to answer your questions and offer additional knowledge

  • Enjoy the historic gardens and grounds which are now part of Belmont University's award winning campus

  • Average tour is 45 minutes to 1 hour


   Adults -  $16

   Seniors/Military - $15

   Youth (13-18) - $7

   Children (6-12) - $5

   Children under 6  - Free

   No minimum number of guests

   Advanced tickets suggested

   Belmont University Faculty, Staff

   & Students 

   Free with Belmont ID

  Mansion Tour

  • Access to the historic house

  • A knowledgeable guide will lead you through all the rooms

  • Along the way you will hear the compelling story of all the people who lived and worked here.

  • Enjoy the historic gardens and grounds which are now part of Belmont University's award winning campus

  • Average tour is 1 hour


   Adults -  $20

   Children and Youth - $10

   Minimum of 2 people.     

   Maximum of 8 people

   By reservation only,

   24 hours in advance.

  Curator's Tour

  • Access to the historic house

  • Go behind the ropes on a guided tour led by our Curator of Collections

  • A personalized tour of the home's unique architecture, original objects and compelling story

  • Enjoy the historic gardens and grounds which are now a part of Belmont University's award winning campus

  • Lasts approximately 1.5 hours


     Adults - $30

     Minimum of 2 people.

     Maximum of 8 people

     By reservations only,

     24 hours in advance.

GPS Address
Belmont Blvd &
Acklen Avenue
Nashville, TN 37212
Contact Us
The first floor of Belmont Mansion is wheelchair accessible. For assistance entering the Mansion, please call 615-460-5459 when you arrive and a tour guide will lead you to an elevator if needed. 

For those who are unable to climb the stairs to the second floor bedrooms, we have a virtual tour available in the Museum Shop.

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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