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“Overpriced, But OK”

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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Reviewed June 28, 2007

Worth seeing once, but it is way overpriced, and there is nothing really spectacular about the place. If you are a history buff, well then you should go and spend the money and learn about Jackson, but if you are looking for tourist attractions, don't come here. There is too much else to see and do in Nashville for free or more reasonably priced.

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Reviewed January 13, 2007

I had always wanted to visit here, and being a history major itw as quite exciting! It was better then expected. The grounds are big and beautiful, clean and well kept. The staff at the center were friendly, and we watched the film and made our way to the house.

We guided ourselves with easy walking pathways and a nice map provided to us. We also explored a really interesting and highly educational museum - discussing history of the Jackson family living there. It was so great...and exciting.

At the beautiful house we were greeted by a costumed lady, who was super sweet and entertained us till we were invited in by another woman. Overall four people showed us the home, allowing us plenty of time to view the home. The rooms are all blocked off by barriers - allowing visitors to safely view Jackson's ORIGINAL home goods and wears without worrying about visitors touching anything.

The home is bloody amazing, beautiful and perfectly kept. The staff is full of people who really enjoy the history, and admire Andrew Jackson as a man and President. They all knew a ton, and were able to anwser our groups questions. We also learned al ot about slavery and personal lives of the Jackson's and servants as well.

The wall paper in the house is the most amazing I have ever seen. It's the largest collection of Jacksonian-era wall paper in the country, and it's breathtaking. I said they should make reproductions :)

After the house, we explored the smokehouse, kitchen, slave homes, log cabins and other areas of the grounds. We also took an extra hike to an archeological camp that is explored every year for slave evidence. It was so great to learn about the people - all types of people - who lived here to make it one fo the most successful plantations i the world.

We also visited the graveyard, and paid our dues to Mr. and Mrs Jackson. The gift shop features a nice array of Jackson goods and crafts too. There is also a restaurant, but we didn't eat there.

A really great visit - for young and old. It was one of the most education experiences I've had a living history museum!!

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Reviewed December 27, 2006

I've been to the Hermitage a couple of times, once with my wife and most recently, with my daughter's 4th grade class. The museum is outstanding. If you want to learn about Jackson and his impact on America, make sure and see the video before you proceed to the house and grounds. The home itself has been beautifully preserved. Be careful about touching the walls though. Also, don't miss walking the grounds, especially the garden. The tomb where Andrew and Rachel are buried is beautiful.

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Reviewed December 24, 2006

Good film, good gift shop, OK cafeteria, nice tour guides, enough to see and do for an hour and a half. Decent history stuff!

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Reviewed September 12, 2006

People dressed in period costumes show you the house. They have a landscape or yard tour and a garden tour which is free, but check on times for the garden tour when you purchase your tickets. There is also a horse-drawn wagon ride for $7 extra which we thoroughly enjoyed and were glad we took as the driver explains all about the slaves on the plantation.

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