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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 121 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2011 via mobile

This is a great side trip while visiting Nashville. I would not probably bring my son, it seems more for adults. The upstairs portion of the tour is not handicap accessible and are steep for the elderly. Beware of school groups on Fridays.

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PA
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

Nice way to spend a few hours touring the house and grounds. We paid the extra $10 for a horse drawn wagon ride around the grounds and it was both enjoyable and educational. The grounds are vast and having a nice wagon ride with a knowledgeable driver was great!

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Frederick
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225 attraction reviews
234 helpful votes 234 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2011

We visited the Hermitage as part of a southern road trip. The museum features an extensive history of the President's family life and career, and has several portraits of him at different stages in life. The house is kept authentic to the time that he occupied it, and the grounds are reflective of his love of nature, flora and fauna.... More

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Murphysboro, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2011

loved touring this plantation and the festivities...very well cared for.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2011

The tour was very interesting and fun- not scary, it's a historical tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and upbeat.

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Centennial, Colorado
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2011

We drove out to the Hermatage for the tour as it was recomended by so many people as a must see. It was a cold and rainy day so not everything was open as a lot of it is outdoors. The gift shop had a lot of fun items for children, esp if they were going to be studying colonial... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2011

The tour was good. I found Historic Carnton more interesting. The only thing that set this place apart was that it belonged to former President Andrew Jackson. The information given about him and his wife was interesting.

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Garden City, Ks.
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2011

This is the home of Andrew Jackson, one of the early Presidents of our country. The experience starts with a short movie and a museum which presents pictures of the home and its residents over the years which sets the stage for viewing the actual site. There is quite a bit of walking and a lot of stairs in the... More

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New York
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24 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2011

The Hermitage is def. worth a visit if you're in Nashville. Andrew Jackson was an interesting man. His home is restored nicely. We paid extra and took a carriage ride around the grounds. The driver did an excellent job describing Jackson's life. One of the more interesting historic homes we have visited and we've visited many. Ask about AAA or... More

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rochester, new york
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2011

A short ride from downtown Nashville, The Hermitage reflects the life of President Andrew Jackson and southern living in the first half of the 19th Century. Before beginning an audio tour of the mansion and grounds, visitors can watch an informative 20-minute movie about Jackson and his beloved Rachel and also tour a museum of life at that time. The... More

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