Built in the style of an Italian villa, Adelicia and Joseph Acklen finished their elaborate estate in 1853. Like many estates in the South, Belmont was built largely by enslaved African-Americans. While the mansion remains intact the slave quarters were either destroyed in the late 1800s or not preserved. Thus, many of the records and the history of Belmont are lost. Today, the mansion is a museum with a lot to be learned about the Antebellum period. See the website for different touring options; tickets start at $15 per person.
A beautiful view of the mansion!