The Belmont Mansion & More Nashville Mansions to Explore

Nashville, Tennessee, boasts a wealth of historical treasures, among them the captivating mansion tours that offer a glimpse into the city’s rich past. One such gem is the esteemed Belmont Mansion, a testament to the luxury and complexity of the antebellum South. This plantation home was the largest Nashville mansion built before the Civil War. 

On a tour of the Belmont Mansion or any of these impressive homes and properties in the area, you’ll better understand the time. For many visitors, touring historic mansions like Belmont offers not only an opportunity to marvel at the architectural splendor of days gone by but also a chance to engage with the nuanced narratives of the past. 

For those who have an affinity for history and architecture, you’ll want to include an overnight getaway to the Belle Air Mansion. A historical and civic landmark about five and a half miles from downtown Nashville, Belle Air was constructed in 1832 and is one of the few remaining Greek Revival antebellum mansions in Nashville. Now, as an elegant bed and breakfast with 16 finely appointed bedrooms, we offer the perfect retreat for couples seeking a blend of luxury, comfort, romance, and a connection to the past. Book your lodging at our Nashville mansion today! 

Explore the Past at Belmont Mansion & These Plantation Tours in Nashville

Belmont Mansion & More Historical Tours in Nashville

Heading out on a historical tour of the impressive Nashville mansions and plantations, including the Belmont Mansion, is such a lovely addition to any getaway in Tennessee. Many of these stately homes are near the downtown area, so you can easily visit and see the best sights in Music City. 

Here’s a list of Nashville mansions open for tours: 

  1. Belmont Mansion: Constructed between 1850 and 1860, Belmont Mansion was the home of Adelicia and Joseph Acklen. It’s now located in the heart of the Belmont College campus and remains a learning experience about the free and enslaved people who had a part in history here. 
  2. Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery: There’s a long list of plantation tours available at the Belle Meade, many including wine tastings, bourbon, and food! This stunning acreage is a picturesque stroll through the woods, and the house remains a museum to a previous time. Head to this “sanctuary of Southern hospitality” during your visit to Nashville! 
  3. Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage: History buffs won’t want to miss this iconic site. You’ll want to book your tickets in advance for the mansion tour, and then once on site, you’ll find self-guided tours of the gardens and home, a film, and special events. 
  4. Cheekwood Estates: This is one of the most popular activities in Nashville; these stunning gardens and opulent 55-acre estate are well worth your time. Tour the historic mansion, which is still home to much of the original art, furniture, and decor. 
  5. Two Rivers Mansion: Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this Nashville mansion was constructed in 1859 in the traditional antebellum style. Head out on one of the guided tours to get a glimpse of a different time and era. 

As a guest at the Belle Air Mansion, be sure to take a guided tour with our Innkeeper, who will give you the inside scoop on the history and restoration process. 

Explore the Past at Belmont Mansion & These Plantation Tours in Nashville

The Best Place to Stay in Nashville, TN

Why just tour one of these historic Nashville mansions when you can make one your home away from home? The Belle Air Mansion is one of the most impressive homes near downtown Nashville. With extensive remodeling and restorations, it’s also one of the highest-rated bed and breakfasts in Nashville. When you choose to stay here, you’ll be experiencing this stunning architecture, Southern hospitality, and luxury firsthand.  

Our beautifully appointed mansion guest rooms and additional lodging options in the Retreat Guest House offer the perfect spaces for couples and friends to relax and spend quality time together when they’re not out and about. Explore the nearby Belmont Mansion, popular Nashville attractions, and more! Our lodging property is also an ideal destination for corporate retreats, reunions, and events, including weddings and elopements. 

For those who love to add adventures to their vacations, we have the perfect menu of locally focused experiences for you to add to your getaway! From hat-making classes and on-site picnics to special tours and elegant multi-coursed private dinners, we do all the work, and you just have to sign up. Head to our experience page for pricing and options—we can’t wait to host you in Nashville; book your lodging today! 

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