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Andrew Jackson's Hermitage
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$69.00*
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Historic Tennessee - Southern Plantations and Presidents
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$20.00*
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Andrew Jackson's Hermitage General Admission
Ranked #6 of 257 things to do in Nashville
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Hermitage, Home of President Andrew Jackson, is one of the largest and most visited presidential homes in the United States, and recently named the #1 historic house in Tennessee. Today, The Hermitage is a 1,120-acre National Historic Landmark with over 30 historic buildings, that welcomes some 200,000 annual visitors, including 30,000 schoolchildren, from all 50 states and many foreign countries. Visit Andrew Jackson's Hermitage this fall and holiday season to witness "The Duel: The Art of the Southern Gentleman." This 30-minute new visitor experience will answer questions about dueling followed by an ACTUAL demonstration by our historic re-enactors. “The Duel” takes place every Thursday through Sunday throughout the day, free with paid admission.
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Reviewed February 3, 2012

It was a good way to learn about plantation life during President Jackson's Day. The weather was cold, though, and we would have spent more time exploring the grounds if it had been warmer.

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Reviewed February 1, 2012

I love history and old buildings so we decided to take a 2hr drive from our hotel to visit President Jackson's home. The visitor centre was good, giving a short history of the Jackson family and the slaves that served on the property. The mansion was very nice, and the staff were very friendly. The only negative is you look into the rooms via glass. I found this a little strange as here in England (and I work in a manor house built in 1701) we are able to go into rooms ,even if they are limits to how close you can get to the artifacts. Thats the only little niggle but don't let you put you off as the Hermitage is a fine place to visit. Also, has a nice shop selling quality items, not tacky rubbish you can get at some places.

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Reviewed January 30, 2012

We were running late already, having spent too much time in Chattanooga, but we still decided to 'swing by' the Hermitage. We were the last ones in, and we were told to start with the Mansion before it got too dark to see (very rainy, very dark day) -- the docents are dressed in period clothing, very informative, we just loved it. We wish we had been there in the spring, as the grounds must be stunning in bloom. My daughter (17) was scared of going through the cemetery at dusk, but still. The museum is also very informative; do NOT miss the film shown in the museum; you really do go back in time there! Wonderful visit.

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Reviewed January 24, 2012

we went in january, in the offseason, we basically had the place to ourselves and really enjoyed it. i would compare this with mt. vernon in virginia. it is a great experience. don't miss alfred's quarters, jackson's burial plot and the original dwellings. this was preserved from before the civil war. the wall paper is original. it is truly a great experience if you like historical sites.

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Reviewed January 14, 2012

The Hermitage is only 10 minutes from the airport so it's easy to fit in your schedule. The house is amazing and the guides were able to answer all questions that were fielded at them. Out on the grounds you are able to use the self guided tour headphones and see it all at your own pace. Well worth the time.

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