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 Palladian-style 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.