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Review of Andrew Jackson's Hermitage

Andrew Jackson's Hermitage
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Historic Tennessee - Southern Plantations and Presidents
Ranked #5 of 241 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 190,000 annual visitors, including 30,000 schoolchildren, from all 50 states and many foreign countries.
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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“Interesting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2014

Interesting, historical property. I enjoyed walking the grounds, seeing the garden, and taking the tour of the house. Worth the trip.

Visited May 2014
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“Interesting Walk Back In Time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2014

This is a great visit for those who are history buffs. Not only is it educational, but quite peaceful. However, I suggest that you eat before arriving since there is no restaurant on the grounds and limited snacks are sold in the gift shop. Dress with cool clothing in the summer and warm clothes during the cooler months, since you spend the greater part of the time walking outdoors.

Speaking of walking, wear comfortable shoes because the greater part of the grounds is gravel.

If you want to see everything onsite including a video that is shown every half hour, plan to spend at least 3 hours there.

Visited June 2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Fascinating Insights into the Life of General Jackson”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2014

Andrew Jackson never liked being referred to as "President"...he preferred "General." That bit of trivia - and many, many more - will be learned on a visit to The Hermitage.

The movie provides a good overview of what you will see on your visit.

The audio tour of the museum and mansion grounds is HIGHLY recommended. Each audio tour is 3 audio tours in 1: a version for adults, a version for kids, and a version with insights into General Jackson's beloved wife (and source of scandal) Rachel.

The mansion is a short walk through the well-manicured grounds. Upon arriving at the mansion, you will be greeted by knowledgable interpretive tour guides. Many items in the home are original, including much of the furniture and even the wallpaper!

Should you wish to continue exploring the grounds, you will walk through a beautiful garden en route to the small family cemetery, including the tomb of General Jackson, Rachel, and even "Uncle Alfred" nearby. You will also see Uncle Alfred's quarters, slave quarters, and the original Hermitage log cabin (with the first floor removed).

Throughout this trip back in time, you will gain new insights into what life was like in those days, and how times have changed.

Eat before you go and wear your walking shoes, as there is a LOT of ground to cover. Plan on spending AT LEAST 2-3 hours at the site.

Visited June 2014
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“Wonderful go early enjoy the beautiful gardens”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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