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“Very Informative, Beautiful Grounds”

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 255 things to do in Nashville
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Recommended length of visit: More than 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 summer and 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed June 14, 2013 via mobile

My wife and i went on the general tour, which satisfied our curiosity. We mainly wanted to see what a plantation looked like and how it functioned, slaves and all. It was good to see the very specific info on the slaves. This aspect is lacking from many historic sites. It was also cool to see books on the trail of tears in the gift shop. I listened to a portion of the kids audio tour, though, and it seemed way too dumbed down. That is my only complaint. I would recommend this place.

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Reviewed June 12, 2013

I wouldn't necessarily recommend this for small children because they may get bored and there is a fair amount of walking outside. The tour starts with a video that was very informative. You proceed to a room of artifacts from the house. Then, you walk outside along the grounds up to the house. No photography inside. No where near as big as Monticello. They have the option of a audio tour or a horse drawn carriage tour. There is also a gift shop and a place to eat some food. Gorgeous area.

3  Thank KJP1986
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Reviewed June 6, 2013

I would always be interested in visiting an historic presidential home, so we decided to see this one. I'm sure it's a nice tour with great information but we didn't have the time to spend two or three hours on a guided tour. A short self-guided tour would have been great, but that option wasn't available. The home is in a beautiful area, with a typical gift shop. If you have the time and feel the tours are worth the money I'm sure you'll enjoy yourself, just plan on three hours.

5  Thank DelGregorio
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Reviewed June 4, 2013

This is a beautiful place with every kind of tree imaginable, some planted by Jackson himself according to the guide. The history presented is skewed as usual, aside from that you can learn a lot visually as this was a self sustaining plantation in the 1800's complete with with slave quarters, garden area, smokehouse and a mansion with handmade wallpaper. Also, a decent shop with trinkets as well as local canned goods at decent prices.

3  Thank Gary G
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Reviewed June 4, 2013

Beautiful Grounds, Beautiful house, very wonderful tour staff. They are dressed up in colonial outfits... makes a big difference. The audio tour is nice, and they take you through the house. Very impressive and worth seeing if you are in Nashville. Great value for the price!

4  Thank jenfall
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