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The Hermitage, Home of President Andrew Jackson

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Address: 4580 Rachel's Lane, Nashville, TN 37076-1344
Phone Number: 615-889-2941
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Arts and crafts, Leisure education
Description: The Hermitage, Home of President Andrew Jackson, is one of the largest and...
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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Historic Tennessee - Southern Plantations and Presidents

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A walk through 18th century history

Don't miss the opportunity to tour the home of our 7th President, Andrew Jackson. The Ladies' Hermitage Association has done a fantastic job preserving this slice of American... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 12, 2013
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Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Don't miss the opportunity to tour the home of our 7th President, Andrew Jackson. The Ladies' Hermitage Association has done a fantastic job preserving this slice of American history. The mansion is well preserved and beautiful, but don't stop there, go beyond the mansion. Get a picture of a working, self-sufficient 18th century plantation located in the (then) rough and... More 

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Elk Grove, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

We were glad we went on a Saturday first thing in the morning. It was cooler, on a very hot day. There were fewer people early in the morning and a more leisurely atmosphere existed. We wanted to see the Fall Fest with crafters etc., so planned the weekend visit. The tape recorded descriptions and options available were very helpful... More 

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Macomb, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

There is so much interesting history here, you will want to spend a few hours soaking it all in. The home and grounds are beautiful and well maintained. This is a self guided tour with headphones and numbered items to listen to descriptions of each item. You are free to listen to as many or as few as you choose.... More 

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Salina, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013 via mobile

If you try to save money and skip the audio tour method you will miss so much. Highly recommend that. Go when the weather is nice. You are outside a lot. Steps in the home.. Museum is not very impressive so remember to go on a nice day.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

We really enjoyed walking the grounds and hearing all the history connected to the area. What we really enjoyed here was taking the wagon ride back into the fields where the slaves lived and worked. Our guide was filled with information about the area and shared her knowledge as we rode in the wagon. It was a very personal guided... More 

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Cincinnati, OH
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

As the song goes, "In 1814 we took a little trip, along with Colonial Jackson down the mighty Miss-i-sipp". That little trip resulted in the defeat of the British and marked the end of the war of 1812. Later that same man became the 7th US president and was nicknamed "old Hickory" because of his toughness. Born to a family... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

My husband is a history buff so we took the tour. We learned alot about "Old Hickory" and his family. There are several options for tickets. We toured the grounds and the mansion. Beautiful English garden. Mansion walls still have the same beautiful original wallpaper imported from France. We went on a Friday and had to wait for about 30... More 

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Iroquois, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

My number one favorite historic attraction in the USA is The Hermitage, the home of President Andrew Jackson. This site is beautifully presented, well maintained and incredibly preserved by the Ladies Hermitage Association who have done so since 1889. The LHA receives no ongoing federal or state government funding so the quality of this site is a tribute to them.... More 

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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013 via mobile

The Hermitage is an excellent place to observe Southern History prior to the Civil War. The stories of the slaves,the home with original furniture and 177 year old wallpaper from Paris,the out buildings and Plantation. Allow about 3 hours. If going to a lot of Nashville attractions, go to the tourist info at the Bridgestone Arena downtown and get tha... More 

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Urbandale, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

This is well worth the money to see. They were not affected by the government shut down because they do not accept any federal money. The grounds are beautiful and the house is well preserved. The guides are very knowledgeable and tell interesting things. You get to go through the whole house and it is preserved to that time. The... More 

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Address: 4580 Rachel's Lane, Nashville, TN 37076-1344
Phone Number: 615-889-2941
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Nashville
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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