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Tour historic Belmont Mansion for free March 15
Wednesday, March 15 will be free admission day at Belmont Mansion in Nashville. Tours are offered daily at the antebellum mansion.
Looking for a day trip that combines history, the arts, and unique stories of decadence from the days of yesteryear?Come visit Belmont Mansion in Nashville.The mansion is Tennessee’s largest house museum and one of the few 19th century homes with its history centered on a woman.Adelicia Hayes Franklin Acklen Cheatham was one of the wealthiest women of the antebellum South. A widow turned entrepreneur with steely resolve, Adelicia survived two husbands and the loss of six of her 10 children.She successfully saved her vast fortune by traveling to Louisiana during the height of the Civil War, where she secretly and illegally negotiated with both Union and Confederate troops to allow her Acklen cotton to be shipped to New Orleans. The cotton was shipped to England and sold for $960,000 in gold.

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