The Belvidere Mansion is a three-story Victorian mansion built in 1907. The main floor features an L-shaped foyer with Italian tile, marble wainscoting and pressed tin walls and ceilings. Two round turrets on the front and two square turrets on the back make the Belvidere Mansion recognizable and unique. The open center gallery allows visitors to view all three floors up to the skylight in the roof from the first floor. The top floor ballroom has been completely restored and offers a beautiful panorama of the city of Claremore.
The Belvidere Tea Room is located on the first floor and serves a delicious lunch. In addition, the Rogers County Genealogical Society houses its research library on the mansion's second floor. A gift shop is located on premises and tours are available. Make your way to the Belvidere Mansion during the winter holiday season for Christmas at the Belvidere, an annual gift show held each year from the last week of November through December 23. During this event, the entire mansion is decorated for the holidays and offers a large variety of gifts and collectibles. Admission is by donation and special group tours can be arranged before or after business hours.
Rumors of the Belvidere Mansion being haunted only add to its charm. It is said that the ghost of Mr. Bayless, who built the mansion for his family to live in and unfortunately died before it was completed, has been seen and heard in the house. Other strange happenings have been reported, including the sound of children playing when no one is there and toilets that flush by themselves.