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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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Ranked #9 of 122 attractions in Nashville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Sites, Museums, History Museums
Activities: Arts and crafts, Leisure education
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... more » 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. « less
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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52 reviews 52 reviews
18 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Three of us took this tour on a very hot day! We were in the house and on the extensive grounds for almost 5 hours, so be prepared. It was well over 90 degrees, and humid, but we persisted, showing I think how interesting this all is! The house itself has an extensive history and although you cannot go into... More

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Plano, Texas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed this peaceful, quiet park. It is very well-done emphasizing the natures of President Jackson and wife Rachel. The tour is well-documented; staff are friendly, casual, and enjoy sharing their interest in the home. There is an informative movie that can be viewed either before or after touring the home. The whole site is self-paced with audio players.... More

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Macomb, Michigan
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We love visiting historic places especially those where people once lived. It is interesting to go back in time to another era, and visiting The Hermitage was just such an experience. The 20-minute introductory video in the visitor center is very informative and the audio tours help you understand the significance of this grand property. There is also so much... More

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Maryland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Tour was very interesting from a historical perspective about Jackson's political and personal times. You are able to walk the grounds and buildings to get kind of a feeling for how Jackson lived as well as his slaves during this time. The main house was very well maintained with a lot of artifacts that belonged to Jackson. Well worth the... More

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Clinton, New Jersey
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127 reviews 127 reviews
58 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I have been in many restored houses/estates and this is one of the best especially because it is older than most. It has mostly original furniture and has the original wallpaper that is really beautiful. The tour was interesting. My only complaint (which is really small) is that they have many different ways to gain information here. They have an... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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75 reviews 75 reviews
34 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

There are wonderful assets to make this a very meaningful experience, beginning with the video which lays a solid base of information about the man and his time in history. The audio devices are very easy to use and very useful. There are many options as you browse the museum and grounds. You can opt to hear information geared toward... More

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Fairfax, Virginia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I visited the the Hermitage twice when I was a kid and I wanted my daughters to see it too. I remembered it as almost being like Disney - beautiful high beds, classic pillars on the porch, old world southern charm. It was just like I remembered - but prettier. We all enjoyed walking the grounds, the mansion tours and... More

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Fishers, Indiana
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

I liked the 20 minute video about the life of Andrew Jackson the best, because I like political history and biography, more than I like looking at the way people lived 200 years ago. Headsets for listening to audio was very good, and well-explained by the person handing them out. I was short on time, so did not visit the... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Brought my 6 and 10 yo and they enjoyed it. They have portable audio devices to explain the various features of the estate. They even had explanations just for kids. Lots of room to roam around. The tour of the mansion was just long enough for my kids' attention span. Unfortunately, they blocked off access to all the rooms. The... More

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Great tour. Very knowledgeable tour guide. There was alot to see and hear about in the home. The grounds were beautiful and my family and I had a great time.

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