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Andrew Jackson's Hermitage
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Andrew Jackson's Hermitage General Admission
Ranked #6 of 253 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.
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Nashville, Tennessee
Level 6 Contributor
91 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
Reviewed November 15, 2005

A very well kept piece of history. The house is beautiful and is in great condition. A great look back in time that shows how people used to live. The garden is so nice. It also has the graves of Mr. and Mrs. Jackson. There is also the first cabin and slave house. Most of the original trees were destroyed by a tornado, but many have been replanted. A great value for the money!

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Fort Worth, TX
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“When in Nashville, Be Sure to Visit the Hermitage”
Reviewed June 23, 2005

A few miles outside of Nashville is located the home of General Jackson, American hero of the War of 1812 and seventh president of the US.

We found this to be the best thing we did while in Nashville. It gets you out of the city, it is not overly commercialized, it is beautifully preserved, and it is interesting and educational at the same time. I discovered he had been captured by the British in the Revolutionary War and slashed across the face for not shining the boots of British soldier. This gave some insight into his fearlessness in battle. I was touched to learn this tough warrior and politician was a devoted family man who led his family in prayer and Bible reading before sending the grandchildren upstairs and retiring to bed himself.

My wife visited the home of George Washington a few months ago and much preferred this tour. Much of the furniture and wallpaper are original. It is amazing.

You will gain some insights into his time both good (mentioned above) and bad (slavery).

If you have had your fill of tourist traps, go to the Hermitage for a refreshing change.

(Suggestion: Supplement what you learn there by reading the articles from encyclopedias easily found on the internet.)

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Northville, MI
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
“A little plain on the outside, but grand inside”
Reviewed June 3, 2005

The Hermitage offers an almost perfect mix of educational history, gorgeous flower gardens, and architecture/decorations. The exterior of the house itself is somewhat plain, compared to Belle Meade’s massive limestone blocks. Inside however, the Hermitage is much more lavishly decorated and more original than many other estates. The history was interesting, albeit spotty; maybe a mix of new tour guide and some real gaps in what happened 200yrs ago. The horse wagon ride, made the day for the kids, and was a good way to work in a guided tour. The flower garden and gravesite was magnificent, one of the nicer “old” gardens we’ve seen.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Worth it for the food!”
Reviewed May 26, 2004

As much as I am a lover of history, the home of Andrew Jackson is definately a hidden jewel in Nashville. Around the world the city is best known for country music, but to be able to visit the 6th President of the United States in what is near authentic condition.

The food is why I would come back again and again. Granted, most food served cafeteria style is not exciting for many reasons. The cafe' is run by Monell's which is a locally owned restaurant in Nashville that specializes in southern style meat and vegetables that will automatically transport you into the South if the tour hasn't already.

I love the fried catfish and corn pudding! I'm not sure if Pres. Jackson ever ate that well at his home, but I'm sure he'd be happy to walk down the path for some vittles of such quality and portions.

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