Andrew Jackson's Hermitage Nashville
Where is it at?
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage
4580 Rachel's Lane
Where are we going today?
How much do you know about president Andrew Jackson? Well, if you know only a bit, or you could recite his life story by heart, then there is still a great reason for everyone to visit Andrew Jackson's Hermitage...it's an amazing historic family day out in Nashville!
You'll also walk away knowing more things about this president than you knew when you arrived!
The museum at The Hermitage is a great place to learn. There are a number of exhibits each covering a range of topics that will fascinate.
They have actually just in 2015 opened a new exhibit: "Born For A Storm" which gives you an incredibly detailed look at the life of this great man. It documents his rise from humble beginnings, right through to his presidency, and the interactive displays make it really easy for kids to understand what they are learning.
Did you know he was an orphan growing up? See, we told you that there are things to learn at the Hermitage! The exhibit also covers his resiliency as a General, and his leadership as President.
The First Hermitage exhibit tells the story of his family and how their American story unfolded.
There are two types of admissions that you can purchase. The Generals Tours admission gives you access to the grounds, the museum, the exhibits, and the store, along with self-guided audio tours, as well as an interpreter-led mansion tour.
The Presidents Tour Admission is an upgraded, self-guided multimedia tour, where you get to experience very cool interactive elements that you can't find anywhere else on the tour!
Keep an eye out for special events, like holiday evenings and lantern evenings, as well as special seasonal tours and wagon tours. Plenty of fun things to do for the family here!
History is amazing when you can walk on the same ground it happened on!
How much does it cost?
- AdultsTours $20 / $28
- ChildrenTours $10 / $18 (ages 6 to 12) and $15 / $23 (Ages 13 to 18)
- Free Under: 6 years, as well as military
When can we go?
8:30am - 5pm (hours might change seasonally)
All year round
It's a great place for history students, so why not head over and book a group tour for them!.
There is a cafe where you can grab an old fashioned southern lunch! There is also a traveling food cart with drinks and snacks.
They have salad options and healthy choices in the cafe. You can also bring a picnic if you like!.
Any Top Tips?
You start at the Visitor Center, and allow two to four hours for the visit..
Doing our bit
Their mission is to preserve this amazing piece of American history and tell the story of Andrew Jackson to all who visit.
Need a little extra help?
They have a golf cart available if needed, and wheelchairs are available free of charge. Everywhere is accessible. .
Can I get one of those?
There is a great gift shop where you can grab some great educational items and reminders of your historical day out!.
There is ample free parking .
What people are saying?
by Art Womer
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.
by David Madden
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...Read More
by Todd Faulk
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.
by Jae Woodson
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!!
by Alhareth Bahadi
It's verey valuable place i enjoyed it. I got information of genral Jackson and its time. I advise you to visit
by David Madden
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.