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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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Bradenton, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

I can't believe this is ranked behind a water park and a bowling alley, come on people this is the history of our country! Not only does Andrew Jackson come alive, the grounds are incredible and the home is amazing. Spend an hour or the entire day and still not see everything!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
32 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Beautiful grounds, home and history, but a little sugar-coated on the benevolent slave seller and owner. It is like much of the other former Presidents' homes - very nice, but after a while they all start to look the same. However, it is a piece of Tennessee history.

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San Antonio, Texas
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

There's a reason why this place is ranked so highly. It lives up to its reputation. I visited last weekend and it was a great experience. The guides in the home are very knowledgeable and the grounds are beautiful. I usually do not like audio tours, but this one was very good. Some very interesting stories about this President, which... More

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Kentucky
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376 reviews 376 reviews
166 attraction reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

The home was going through some renovations when we were there so the original door was not there and there was orange caution fences all over the place. Maybe that caused me not to be as impressed as what I would have been but the home just didn't seem as grand as what I expected. I think it might be... More

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Greenville, South Carolina
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

My sons and I enjoyed touring the grounds, making use of the audio information, and learning more about Andrew Jackson and his family and life. The only downside was the number of students visiting for school field trips and the lack of appropriate supervision that some apparently needed (including the parents who at times encouraged their children's disregard of the... More

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Bakersfield, California, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

I truely enjoyed the video and tour that made sure to elaborate on the contridictions that made Jackson who he was. It covered a number of things I did not know about him and revealed many small bit of slave life I didn't understand. They day we visited was quite chilly and it was hard to cover all the grounds... More

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Champaign, Illinois
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We visited on a mild winter day. It was my second time visiting. The grounds are expansive and you can do a lot or just a little. The self-guided tour was very interesting, but the star of this site is inside the mansion.

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Desert Hills, AZ
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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

On our visit there was a lot of exterior construction going on. A lot of the walkways were temporary boards that were not all that stable. Interior: the original wallpapers were absolutely beautiful and well preserved. The tour guides were well informed and presented the information in a fun way. They were more than happy to answer any questions. The... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

The audio tour is well worth it, explaining a little more about this plantation and its occupants. Spent a weekday afternoon in the fall with my history buff parents who loved the place

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Nashville, Tennessee
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I love the history of this place. Walking my child around where the president once walked.You can view the house, the old church and school house

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