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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 #11 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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Charlottesville, VA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

You begin your visit in the visitor's center with an exhibit detailing a brief history of Jackson's life and of the plantation itself. There is a wonderful 20-25 minute video narrated by Martin Sheen. You're given an audio tour which provides tons of information. I was impressed that the museum almost immediately discussed the enslaved population owned by the Jackson... More

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Wichita, Kansas
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107 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

Over the course of two weeks we had seen two other lesser known presidential houses, several Southern houses and examples of plantations. This place got on my nerves from the excessive admission price, to the whitewashing 20 minute film of Jackson's life full of half truths and omissions, to the fact that all the rooms off the main hallway were... More

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Motta Sant'Anastasia, Italy
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171 reviews 171 reviews
67 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012 via mobile

This was an unplanned stop that was wonderful. Interesting history and plantation. Very well preserved. We spent the extra for the wagon tour and on a hot day well worth it. Plus the guide was wonderful and full of information. Make sure to make this one of your stops!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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58 reviews 58 reviews
37 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012

A good history lesson, a neat house, with some interesting log cabins too. The garden was the best, so visit in late spring or early summer.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012 via mobile

Sue Pate was a fantastic guide and kept my 11 and 9 yr old interested! The other guide upstairs was nice to listen to as well I just did not get her name. The home is so impressive and has AC which makes this house very comfortable in the heat. The kids realllly enjoyed listening to their own audio tours... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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62 reviews 62 reviews
54 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

We had a great guide who was informative and answered questions willingly. I love visiting historical homes and viewing how people lived and though they lived opulently for the time, it was still a pretty harsh existence compared to today.

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Topeka, Kansas
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92 reviews 92 reviews
17 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

A tour of The Hermitage near Nashville, Tennessee is a great way to spend your morning or afternoon. This is one of the oldest National Historic Landmarks and museums in the nation. The Ladie's of the Hermitage conduct the mansion tours and operate the museum and gift shop, so your admission fees of this Landmark sustain our American heritage. OK,... More

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Pennsylvania
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

I was so very impressed by the condition of the home, the tourguides and the museum. I've been to many historic properties and the amount of original features is astounding. Well Done!

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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012 via mobile

Was interesting to see how a former president lived, especially I early 1800's. Of course I had mixed feelings knowing my ancestors were on the Trail of Tears . Historically and architecturally it was interesting seeing the way they lived. The tour provided you with an audio guide. The home is well preserved. The guides were informative. We did not... More

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Eastern Tennessee
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

If your anykind of a histgory buff, you wust see the home of Stonewall Jackson. You will learn some interfresting facts that may startle you, but certainly further educate you. Its a nice place to stroll through and a good place to get a snack. Take the wagon tour---WOW! It was all great!

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