Belle Mont Mansion, 1569 Cook Lane, Tuscumbia, AL 35674. Belle Mont is one of early Alabama’s crowning architectural achievements. It is one of the most outstanding Palladianstyle houses in the Deep South. The mansion has a raised, two-story central section with flanking, one-story wings and a U-shaped floor plan that embraces a courtyard. This architecture is reflective of Thomas Jefferson’s early designs; a similar plan is preserved among Jefferson’s drawings at Harvard University. (256) 381-5052. www.preserveala.org. Hours: Th – Sa 9 am-4 pm; Su 1- 5 pm. Admission.