The Hermitage Launches New Programming For Jackson’s 250th Birthday

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To commemorate the 250th birthday of the People’s President, the Andrew Jackson Foundation will launch a 12-month series of programs on his birthday, Wednesday, March 15, with the premiere of the new film “Jackson” about the seventh president’s life. The centerpiece of a weeklong series of events and programs will be the Presidential Wreath-Laying Ceremony at Jackson’s tomb at 11 a.m. March 15 at … [Read more...]

The Hermitage Celebrates Black History Month With Free Educational Programs

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Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage is partnering with other local and national groups to celebrate Black History Month this February. In conjunction with Bright Star Theatre, the Nashville Public Library, the African-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Tennessee State University, author Jesse J. Holland, and music group The Princely Players, the presidential home will host four interactive and … [Read more...]

Homeschool Takeover at The Hermitage

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On Nov. 11 and 12, hundreds of home-schoolers from across the nation will take over Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage as the presidential home hosts two events specifically for home-schooled students and their families. On Nov. 11, home-schooled students will have the opportunity to experience a class at the home of the seventh president during Hermitage Homeschool Day. On Nov. 12, home-schooled … [Read more...]

A First-Timer’s Experience at Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage


Many visitors arrive at Andrew Jackson’s home with their opinions already fixed, sometimes using words like “crazy” and “violent.” At first, I visited The Hermitage solely to enjoy the history. But I left with a clearer image of the man, whom I felt wasn’t as easy to label as I’d first thought. Visitors are greeted by larger-than-life portraits of the general looming next to compassionate quotes … [Read more...]

Fall Fest at The Hermitage Set for Oct. 1–2

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Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage is set to once again feature an exciting mix of Tennessee flavors when its Fall Fest featuring handmade artisan gifts, music and food returns on Oct. 1 and 2. A variety of artists from across the South are planned to display an array of hand-crafted products throughout the festival, including photography, basketry, ceramics, jewelry, painting and woodwork. “This event … [Read more...]

Middle Tennessee Highland Games Returns to The Hermitage

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Discover Celtic culture and ancient traditions at the Middle Tennessee Highland Games and Celtic Festival on Saturday, Sept. 10, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage: Home of the People’s President. “The theme this year is ‘Year of Discovery,’” said Howard J. Kittell, president and CEO of The Hermitage. “The theme and games combined is ideal for the setting at The Hermitage. … [Read more...]

Andrew Jackson Foundation Commissions New Film for The Hermitage

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 26, 2016) – The Andrew Jackson Foundation has commissioned an introductory film for viewing at The Hermitage to prepare visitors for an insightful and rich visit. The film will debut – as part of programming designed to commemorate the 250th birthday of President Andrew Jackson – on March 15, 2017. A committee of board leadership and Foundation staff selected Cortina … [Read more...]

The Hermitage Launches New VIP Tour

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Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage has launched a brand-new VIP tour, giving visitors an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the home of the seventh president. The VIP tour, launched Aug. 16, is the ultimate way for American history fans to experience one of the top-rated and most authentically preserved presidential homes in the country. Led by an experienced guide, the VIP tour allows groups of up to … [Read more...]

Hermitage Mother’s Day Tea Features American Girl Author

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History will come to life for mothers and daughters when they gather at The Hermitage for the Mother’s Day Tea on Saturday, May 7. Guests are invited to spend a day to remember at The Hermitage with Denise Lewis Patrick, a favorite American Girl doll author, who will read from her new book, “No Ordinary Sound.” Patrick’s book tells the story of Melody Ellison, the newest addition to the … [Read more...]

The Hermitage Wins “Top Historical Spot” in Tennessee

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FlipKey, a subsidiary of TripAdvisor media group, has named Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage as a “Top Historical Spot Worth Traveling For” in the nation and the No. 1 historical attraction in Tennessee. “Going into our 127th year, our mission continues to be to give our visitors – both children and adults – unforgettable experiences. Presidential sites are places to learn about the complicated and … [Read more...]