Belmont Mansion offers age appropriate tours geared specifically for school students from K-12th grade. Over the years, the Mansion served as the architecturally unique home of the Acklen and Cheatham families, a headquarters for the Union Army, and an all-girls college and seminary. Tours include information about all the people who lived and worked on the estate (black and white), slavery, and the Civil War. We can also work with teachers to design a tour tailored to your educational needs (enslaved people, art, Civil War, 19th century technology etc.). Tours are available Monday - Saturday between 9:00 AM and 3:30 PM and Sunday from 11:00 AM to 3:30 PM.
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 $6 per student and $11 per 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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