1. Art Womer

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    I volunteer at the Hermitage, so this may sound like a plug, but its not. All the staff and volunteers are the best group of folks I’ve ever worked with. Everyone is friendly and extremely knowledgeable with the facts & history of Andrew & Rachael Jackson and the Hermitage. IF they don’t know the answer, they try their best to get the answer before you leave the grounds. The grounds are beautiful year round but I suggest going mid-spring, early summer when the gardens are in full bloom.

  2. David Madden

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    Were it not for a major reservation, I would rate this site 5 stars, as one of the best historical sites of hundreds I have visited in the United States and abroad over the past 70 years. BUT the modern public rental facility for weddings is a serious, shameful feature that dominates the view from the back of the house down to the treeline. What kind of person would want to be married deep into the area where enslaved human beings toiled and lived? Will they show pictures of the wedding to their children and grandchildren, and how will the young react? What kind of mentality in the governance of the site conceived this disrespectful distraction? Signs invite people to get married right by the famous spring– where slaves drew water and carried it up the hill and into the house all day long. Visitors at that point are invited to walk a short trail into the areas where slave cabins once stood and where slaves worked the fields. No other southern site, however, provides as much detail about the lives of slaves as does this site–a major feature, extremely well-done. Details of Jackson’s life at the Hermitage are meshed expertly with details of the lives of the people he enthusiastically enslaved. Having lingered for four hours on a Sunday morning, I can testify that a visit to the grounds alone for the history of slave labor and life conditions is worth the trip. Very few of the loud talking, laughing, and feeble wise-cracking from bussed-in tourists venture deep into the fields of tears, blood, and bondage. When I saw the well-defined outlines, filled with white rocks, of cabins where slave families were warehoused, I remembered vividly very similar outlines that I saw at Buchenwald, another slave labor camp, where Jews were beaten, tortured, and worked to death, and burned, sometimes alive. The comparison is, yes, partial, but relevant. And Jackson was certainly not a complete monster. He is one of our four or five greatest historical figures, whose flaws should never be minimized. I saw no African Americans nor Native Americans among the visitors.

  3. Todd Faulk

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    One of the best preserved presidential homes in the U.S. The mansion has all original furniture once owned by President Andrew Jackson. The tour guides are very knowledgeable about Jackson, the property, and the time period. Beautiful grounds and gardens are a great place to stroll on a nice afternoon; it’s a great way to learn about our 7th president and his times. Well worth a visit and the $19 admission price.

  4. Jae Woodson

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    We went on class trip there! And it was amazing to see!! Its hard to believe all the stories bout Andrew Jackson nd Rachael. He seems to be the best Pres. next to Pres. Abe Lincoln!! I loved visiting The Hermitage nd hope others of you enjoy it too!! The best place I’ve ever visited in Tennessee!!

  5. Alhareth Bahadi

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    It’s verey valuable place i enjoyed it. I got information of genral Jackson and its time. I advise you to visit