The Hermitage, horse-drawn wagon.
The Hermitage, period costumes.
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The Hermitage, horse-drawn wagon.
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The Hermitage, Home of President Andrew Jackson

4580 Rachel's Lane Nashville, TN 37076 | 1-800-987-9852  
The Hermitage, Home of President Andrew Jackson

Take a tour of President Andrew Jackson's beloved Nashville estate, which has been painstakingly preserved as both a museum and historic home.

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Detail The tour lasts approximately 2.5-3 hours.
Detail Appropriate for All Ages
Detail Handicap Accessible
Detail Both Cameras and Video Cameras are Permitted
Detail Gift Shop On-site
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Date Day Hours of Operation
Aug 2 Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Aug 3 Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Aug 4 Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Aug 5 Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Aug 6 Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Aug 7 Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Aug 8 Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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The property, purchased by Andrew Jackson in 1804, includes the mansion, several outbuildings, and the modest (although expensively decorated) log farmhouse that Jackson and his wife Rachel lived in for the first sixteen years of their land ownership. You'll learn how Jackson thrived in farming (with the help of slaves, who eventually numbered as many as 150) while balancing his military and political careers. You can also follow the story of Jackson's life by examining the buildings that were built as his wealth grew, including the mansion which was completed in 1820.

As an avid horseman, Jackson quickly added stables for his racing and stud 'hobby.' Romantics will recognize the makings of a true love story as they explore the garden Jackson designed for his wife Rachel Jackson. This same garden, which includes the same flower species Rachel originally planted, also serves as the final resting place for the Presidential couple.

Admission Price Includes:

  • The Hermitage Mansion guided tour with costumed historical interpreters throughout the house to provide information and answer questions
  • The Andrew Jackson Visitor Center: A 15-minute introductory film about Andrew Jackson and The Hermitage, plus exhibits on the Jackson Family and the Hermitage. (Includes changing/visiting exhibits)
  • The Hermitage Grounds self-guided tour of The Garden, Tomb, the Hermitage Church, Tulip Grove Mansion, and 'Beyond the Mansion' sites related to slavery, farming, and nature.

The Hermitage Holiday Tours

Enjoy the holidays at The Hermitage, the mansion of Andrew Jackson and his family. Enjoy a delicious meal in the café and examine the special Christmas exhibits, which feature the early traditions and decorations of the 1800s! Don’t forget to stop by the museum store, for some unique holiday shopping!

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What a great tour... Informative and special. We would recommend this to anyone... Any age
-- Daniel Roberts - Beachwood, OH
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I last visited the hermitage more than 25 years ago and they have certainly made many additions since that time. We particularly enjoyed the wagon ride around the property (you pay extra to do this). The grounds are well maintained and the employees very knowledgeable.
-- Brenda Hancock - Jefferson City, MO
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Very interesting. Lots for new knowledge for me. They had a shuttle to the house for 92yr. Old which was wonderful.
-- Marguerite Rathbone - Trabuco Canyon, CA
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