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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 #14 of 123 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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Cincinnati, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

The main house was very well restored - unusual to see so many original furnishings/wallpaper/etc in a house like this. They've begun to address "the slavery thing" - I'm told they used to sweep it under the rug, but they've restored some of the slave houses, and made it clear that Jackson- for all his charisma, power, and accomplishments -... More

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Fort Worth, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

This is a very well run place and the guides are very interesting and friendly. There is lots to see both indoors and out. The weather was beautiful so it was a great time to visit. The place has been very well preserved.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is the most accurate presidential mansion. But the story of his life is well told. They have mp3 based tour on grounds and museum areas. The house has volunteers to tell you what life was like and how house ended up being accurate. It helps understand people living in a radially different world. The garden contains the gravesite of... More

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North Carolina Beach & Florida Gulf
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

My only complaint is that September was not the time to see the gardens. The house and entrance video were very informative. One should plan on 3-4 hours to see everything.

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Fort Myers, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The Hermitage is the preserved site of Andrew Jackson's plantation and home, featuring the original wooden homestead structure as well as the newer neo-classical house, gardens and tomb/ cemetery, spring house, and slave quarters. The tour starts with a 22 minute video about Jackson, which explains his political rise and development of "man of the people" Jacksonian democracy, but with... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Your tour of the museum begins with a video of Jackson's life. The museum has a few interesting artifacts, but is rather small. The highlight of the visit is President Andrew Jackson's home and its grounds. The property is very well preserved and much of it remains the same as it was in Jackson's time. You cannot take photos inside... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

This was a great place, the history awesome but at $17 each after AAA discount it needed to be. A bit of a pill that was sugar coated the man's greatness and wealth created by slaves. A worthwhile place to see if you are into history. For children I would say a big yawn!

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Merced California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Not only do you learn about the history of the person and place, you get to imagine what it would have been like to be a guest - imagine where the slaves were and how they were treated - imagine where the cotton was grown and the animals were kept. The park-like surrounding now is beautiful for a walk -... More

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5 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Pricing was reasonable and the grounds and house were well kept and beautiful. The staff was friendly and polite. The museum was closed while we were there, so I can't comment on it. Upon entering they give you these little hand held walkie-talkie like devices ( I dubbed them 'chatter boxes') These devices allow you to walk up to any... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

My family and I love going back in time at places like The Hermitage. we made a weekend trip to Nashville and having never been to The Hermitage we decided to check it out. We arrived right as they opened on a Saturday.Pricing was quite fair. we opted for the standard tour instead of the Presidential and instead added the... More

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