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“Wonderful go early enjoy the beautiful gardens” 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 #11 of 121 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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“Wonderful go early enjoy the beautiful gardens”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Beautiful, nice people, quiet , great info, I really enjoyed the tour, would highly recommend short drive from owntown

Visited June 2014
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“Eat Before/After, Audio Tour Worthwhile”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Planning note: We went directly to The Hermitage and planned to have lunch in the cafe before we got started. The cafe is not open so you need to eat before you arrive or after you leave.

It takes 2-3 hours to see what this site has to offer. The centerpiece is the 2-story Greek Revival mansion that was the home of Andrew Jackson. Whether you agree with his policies or politics doesn't matter. It is a good way to learn more quickly, and to see a home that still has a lot of the original furnishings, rugs, floors, etc.

There are guides in the house, and the audio tour (included with admission) is easy to use and good to have for the museum and the rest of the grounds. Listen to those items of interest and skip the rest.

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Visited June 2014
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Baltimore, Maryland
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“So much to see!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

The grounds are beautiful and the tour through the house was amazing. What a great way to get a history lesson. Walking the property was like going back in time.

Visited May 2014
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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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“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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