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“Do the Wagon Ride” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Hermitage, Home of President Andrew Jackson

The Hermitage, Home of President Andrew Jackson
4580 Rachel's Lane, Nashville, TN 37076-1344
615-889-2941
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Ranked #13 of 123 Attractions in Nashville
Type: Historic Sites, Museums, History Museums
Activities: Arts and crafts, Leisure education
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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.
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Medina, Ohio
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“Do the Wagon Ride”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Took the wagon ride with Craig, the most interesting tour guide and story teller I have ever heard. The wagon is horse-drawn and covered the places were the slaves would be working and living. Went through fields where crops would have been and with a little bit of imagination you could be back in time. The house is filled with furnishings from the Jackson family.

Visited June 2014
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Santa Barbara, California
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“Very interesting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We really enjoyed our visit here. Fascinating place! I would strongly urge anyone interested in history to come here.

Visited March 2014
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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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“Nice tour, rushed tour guides”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

Just came back from our tour. The home is beautiful and the wallpaper and furniture are original. We enjoyed the history and the audio tour guide and are invited back another day to see the film we missed because we ran out of time. The only negative is the tours are run very close together and only permit a couple of questions before the next tour group is encroaching into your space and the tour guide quickly escorts your group to the next section of the house.

Visited June 2014
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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“Great Place to Visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

I spent a few hours exploring the grounds, but you could easily spend 4-5 hours here listening to the audio tour. The audio tour is one that you don't have to go in order but you can go to areas you want to go to. There is a wagon ride that will take you back to where the slave quarters were located. They are doing some archeological digging to learn more about the people who lived on the plantation. The mansion is air-conditioned and is a nice retreat from the heat. If you are going to be here during lunch you might want to bring a picnic lunch since they only have a few snacks available. I recommend this tour for all ages.

Visited May 2014
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“Great Afternoon, Time Well Spent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Plan on at least a 3 hour stay when you visit the Hermitage. The walking tour alone takes a good 2 hours. We also took the horse-drawn carriage tour around the grounds.

If you are at all interested in history or the government or how folks lived in the old days, this tour is for you. Plenty of information about Andrew Jackson before, during and after his presidency, as well as his family. It was very much like walking back in time. But there's a lot of ground to cover on this walk back in time, so bring comfortable shoes!

The grounds are beautiful and the staff is helpful and knowledgeable.

Visited May 2014
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