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The Hermitage, Home of President Andrew Jackson

4580 Rachel's Lane, Nashville, TN 37076-1344
615-889-2941
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Historic Tennessee - Southern Plantations and...
92%
Ranked #11 of 96 Attractions in Nashville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Museums, History Museums, Landmarks
Activities: Arts and crafts, Leisure education
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Owner description: The Hermitage, Home of President Andrew Jackson, is one of the largest and most visited presidential homes in the United States. Today, The Hermitage is a 1,120-acre National Historic Landmark with over 30 historic buildings,that welcomes some 180,000 annual visitors, including 30,000 schoolchildren, from all 50 states and many foreign countries.
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

If you love history, you will love this tour. The grounds are great to see, and the home tour informative. There are headsets that play hours of information about his home and life at the Hermitage--wish we had a bit more time. The tour guides throughout the home were polite and knowledgeable.

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Eugene, Oregon
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106 reviews 106 reviews
46 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Well worth the price of admission. The audio units they handed out were great with lots of stories and the history of the place. The tour guides in the house knew their stuff. Walking the grounds and visiting the out buildings and fields was worth it !

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Spearfish, SD
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56 reviews 56 reviews
21 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Not only does this tour give you a glimpse back in the time of Andrew Jackson, it is really gives you insight to his personality and what life was like during the time he lived here. The mansion is beautiful but also makes you realize that life wasn't easy during this time. The grounds and land tell their own story... More

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Central Florida, Florida
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137 reviews 137 reviews
39 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

This is a big property, although not as big as it once was, and you can walk all around it or you can pay the extra $11 to take the wagon ride. We took the wagon ride and enjoyed the view and the amazing handling of the horses. The driver drove them entirely by simple voice commands. They take you... More

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Denison, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

The staff was awesome, knowledgeable and friendly. They answered questions with expertise. I really learned more here than in the history classes.

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The Woodlands, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

My friend and I had a great visit to the home of Andrew Jackson. Although the gardens were dormant, the grounds were beautiful with fall color. I enjoyed the tour of the house, and the guides overall had good working knowledge of the house, but a lot of historical details were missed. I read later the glasses on the table... More

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Miami, Florida
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78 reviews 78 reviews
16 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

We always travel with a dog so when I opted to visit The Hermitage (which I believe is owned by the State of Tennessee), my wife graciously agreed to stay in the car with our dog. There was a line to get into the house so I passed on that and walked around the grounds. The house did not appear... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

A great tour, you can imaging the life back then. This home rivals the plantation mansions in Louisiana. The grounds are beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Well worth anyone's time. US History is preserved as the early 1800's through the Civil War in on display. Extremely well guided with Gen/President Andrew Jackson's home as it was when he lived there.

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Pittsburgh, PA
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93 reviews 93 reviews
27 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Had a interesting time visiting the home of Andrew Jackson. The house tour was enjoyable and packed with information the grounds are pleasant for strolling. Jackson was a very interesting man and this tour will give you a good understanding of his life. The movie at the museum was very informative. Visited in the winter season, assuming the gardens are... More

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