Belmont Mansion offers special tours geared specifically for school age students form K-12th grade. We offer two standard tours detailed below but will work with teachers to design tour tailored to your educational needs. Tours are available Monday - Saturday between 8:00 AM and 3:30 PM and Sunday from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM.
Standard History Tour
Over the years, Belmont Mansion served as the architecturally unique home of Adelicia Acken, a headquarters for the Union Army, and an all-girls college and seminary. Belmont Mansion is dedicated to sharing this unique history with students of all ages. The tour includes information on topics like 19th century life and Nashville during the Civil War.
This tour beings with a brief history of Adelicia and Belmont Mansion before focusing on her extensive art collection. An inventory done of her collection at the time of her death mentions a total of 157 pieces including marble and bronze statues, oil paintings, portraits, and engravings. The works range from original family portraits painted by important Nashville artists Washington and William Cooper to two 17th century Flemish paintings in the style of Jan Van Brueghel the younger. The art tour is available for all grade levels.
Requests for all school tours are received on a first come, first serve basis. All requests must be received at least 2 weeks in advance of your first preferred tour date. A minimum of 10 students constitutes a group.
Group visits may vary in length of time based on the number of students. An average tour for 15 students and a chaperone will take about an hour. Belmont Mansion will admit up to 60 students per hour and a half for guided tours (not to exceed 150 students per school, per day). A full tour includes the use of a staircase. If any members of your group are unable to climb the stairs, please let us know so we can accommodate them.
Tours cost $5 per student and chaperone. Teacher(s) and bus driver(s) are free. Admission may be paid by cash, credit card, or check. Please make checks payable to the Belmont Mansion Association.
Leaders and chaperones must be 18 years of age or older. We require 1 chaperone for every 15 students.
School groups can be dropped off by bus in front of Belmont Mansion. Campus security will then show the bus driver where they can park.
Belmont Mansion regrets that lunchroom facilities are not available. However, groups may make plans to visit the University Cafeteria. Restrooms can be accessed in the adjoining University administrative building. Also, students will not be allowed to carry backpacks, large bags, food, or drinks through Belmont Mansion.
For more information or to schedule a tour, contact our Education Coordinator, Danielle Ullrich at firstname.lastname@example.org
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