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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 #8 of 117 attractions in Nashville
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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Laguna Beach
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55 reviews 55 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

I forced our group to go and not one was sorry. We all really enjoyed ourselves and learned a lot. The house and grounds are beautiful. We got some great insights into our country's past. It was very educational in an entertaining way.

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Franklin, Tennessee
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

The Hermitage is so worth it. Yes it's a ways there from Franklin, however, the stories amaze even the unamazable in you!

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Mancos, Colorado
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Our group of four spent just about an entire day at the Hermitage. A great trip back in time, learning about Andrew Jackson, his wife Rachel and their life in Tennessee. The home tour is fabulous and touring the grounds on a sunny day was perfect. We had the advantage of being there when a class of 4th graders were... More

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Connecticut
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14 reviews 14 reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

Try to visit in springtime when the gardens are in bloom. The costumned guides are very knowledgeable and very engaging.

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Crown Point, Indiana, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

We didn't know much about Andrew Jackson before visiting so it was interesting to learn about his life both in & out of the presidency. The house tour was well done and we all (kids ages 15, 13 & 9) enjoyed the audio tour for walking around the grounds.

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Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

The site encompasses a small but very well done museum, and a self-guiding tour of the main portion of the extensive grounds, including Jackson's tomb set in a nice garden, plus a guided tour of the Hermitage Mansion. The day we were visiting, 4th grade students from a local school in period costumes (like those worn by the docents at... More

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Galion, Ohio
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52 reviews 52 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

If you are traveling to Nashville, we recommend this as a must see experience. The self-guided multi-media tour is recommended – pay a few extra dollars and spring for that – we think it is worth it. Currently the grounds around the front of the home are undergoing some renovations so we were a little disappointed but the experience was... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
13 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We have visited several of the president’s residences (mostly from Virginia). I would rate this as one of the better ones as it contains several of the original pieces of furniture. Even the wall paper is original. The staff was very knowledgeable and they were able to answer all the questions that were asked by the visitors. The only negative... More

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Chicago
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64 reviews 64 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Let me say this - my family HATES stuff like this. I'm the one who loves history and museums. I have to drag everyone, complaining the whole time, to get them to go. When we got there, after we started on the self-guided tour, everyone shut up and enjoyed themselves. One even quipped that "that wasn't so bad, actually some... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

A very good place to visit. Unfortunately I was there on Jacksons birthday. Crazy number of people there. Be sure to take the wagon ride. This is where you get most of the information. I would recommend this trip. I believe I paid around $30, but I think that was a special price for his birthday. It may cost more.... More

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