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“Jackson home with original furniture / wallpapers”

Andrew Jackson's Hermitage
Ranked #12 of 200 things to do in Nashville
Certificate of Excellence
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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 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 July 23, 2013

An unusual opportunity to see what a 19th century president's home was like when he lived in it. Good human guides and audio guides. You can spend anything from an hour to three hours here. Its about 20 minutes out of Nashville center but an easy drive.

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Reviewed July 22, 2013

If students were taught the facts as we learned them at The Hermitage, there would be more interest in history. The carriage tour was worth the trip alone. Top quality and scholarly guides made this tour a true history lesson. Young children might not find this interesting; it is a young adult and adult tour. We left hungry for Jacksonian gossip.

3  Thank Patti D
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

Even if you're not a history buff, the Hermitage is a nice place to visit. It is a little on the expensive side, but the $19 includes an audio guide and a tour of the house. The audio guide has kid-friendly tracks, so that's a plus. The tour guides were friendly and knowledgable and the audio guide and plaques offered lots of information on the property. The museum before visiting the house has a lot of information as well, though they discuss Jackson's personal life much more than his political one. The garden and little cemetery are very pretty and the furnishings impressive.

2  Thank Melissa K
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

I'm a big American history geek and lover of beautiful old homes, so getting to see Andrew Jackson's home was really awesome for me. The park is pretty big. It includes a visitor center with a short film on the president and a small museum - but both provided good information how the man and his family lived. Your ticket comes with an audio guide, which I really liked. Instead of forcing you to listen through the whole thing in one order, you can pick and choose tracks at your leisure. They even make tracks for kids and tracks that focus on Rachel Jackson. Along with the actual house, the grounds include Jackson's and his wife's graves, a slave's quarters, a smoke house and quite a few other structures. Unfortunately my husband and I got there later in the afternoon and after exploring the museum, watching the film and touring the house, we didn't have a lot of time to explore much else. I'd give yourself at least three hours. Jackson was pretty colorful character and hearing about how he lived is interesting, no matter how many other similar tours you've been on.

I'd say my only complaint is that the tour of the house felt a bit rushed. You're passed off from one guide to the next (I think about four or five in all). This seems to be a popular way to do house tours in Nashville, although I haven't seen it done elsewhere. I prefer having one guide throughout you can develop a rapport with.

1  Thank tmauch
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

Other president homes are better- go here to say you've been if ou are a history buff. There's a short movie, the mansion and some other areas. You can go on a plantation tour for an extra fee.

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