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Andrew Jackson's Hermitage
Ranked #19 of 269 things to do in Nashville
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 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 fall and holiday season to 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 6 April 2018

Very informative museum and well preserved mansion. It's worth the visit whether you're a fan of Andrew Jackson or not.

Thank Mary D
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

This is a highlight of our trip. You learn so much and they provide walking phones that you press a number for each area of the plantation. It is like having a personal tour guide wherever you go. I highly recommend walking the whole plantation. Lot's of walking, good exercise for all.

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

We have eagerly awaited visiting the Hermitage for several months! We were fortunate enough to have a mini guided tour of the old gift shop building with Ashley. The kids were shown over 20 antique pieces from back during the 1800s. They tried to come up with educated guesses of the antiques. Ashley was so informative and interesting! We then made our way to the main home of Andrew Jackson. The characters who took us through the house were extremely knowledgeable and friendly! They described so much that many of us hadn't a clue about before visiting the Hermitage!!! We walked all around the gardens, the Tombs, the slave cabins, the old Jackson log home and so many other buildings! The gift shop was well stocked and we found several items that we were eager to purchase! There is also a small restaurant on grounds for food and beverages! This is an amazing place to visit and learn a great deal about our former President Jackson!!!

Thank Jack L
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Well laid out estate of President (or General as he preferred to be called) Andrew Jackson. Nice size museum with photos, artifacts and informational displays. The grounds were beautiful. The house tour was very interesting. Enjoyed hearing about his wife. Worth the fee.

Thank Micask
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Wish I had been able to spend more time. I found it very interesting, but had a commitment, so could only spend a few hours there.

Thank Linda D
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