President Trump to Visit The Hermitage on Wednesday

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President Donald J. Trump will tour Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage on Wednesday as part of his first official visit to Tennessee. While there, he will participate in a private ceremony honoring the 250th birthday of our seventh president. He will be the 14th president to visit the home of Andrew Jackson, and the first since Ronald Reagan participated in the birthday commemoration ceremony in 1982, 35 years ago. Just as Lyndon B. Johnson did in 1967, Trump will lay a wreath on Jackson’s tomb as part of the annual birthday ceremony. “We’re pleased that the president has an interest in Andrew … Read More

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 Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage. Ret. Gen. Keith Huber and Andrew Jackson VI will place the presidential wreath on Jackson’s grave accompanied by the Tennessee Army National Guard. Guests can attend the ceremony, listen to a patriotic music … 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 educational programs throughout the month.  “We are honored to be able to present the 2017 Black History Month series that is rich with meaning and poignancy for all Americans. Likewise, we are honored to be collaborating with leading Nashville organizations and institutions to present this year’s … Read More

The Hermitage To Host After-Hours Holiday Tours

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Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage will host a limited number of after-hours holiday tours this December, giving visitors the opportunity to experience an authentic Jackson family Christmas and celebrate the season at the top-rated presidential home. A more personal look at The Hermitage, these exclusive, 90-minute tours discuss the origins and meanings behind some of the Jackson family’s favorite holiday traditions, such as why the family never had a Christmas tree and why they hung stockings on the sofa. The mansion after-hours is a much more intimate setting, making holiday tours the perfect way for guests to spend time with family and … Read More

American Flags To Cover Victory Field at The Hermitage for Veterans Day Weekend

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Throughout Veterans Day weekend, a thousand American flags will cover Victory Field at Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage as a part of a Field of Honor® display paying tribute to all the men and women who have served or are now serving in the U.S. military. The event will be The Hermitage’s inaugural Field of Honor® organized in conjunction with the Exchange Club of Donelson-Hermitage and the Colonial Flag Foundation. “Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage is the first presidential site to hold a Field of Honor, and we look forward to honoring veterans and bringing a flag display to the home of a former … 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 student-athletes will participate in the first race ever hosted at The Hermitage during the inaugural 2016 Homeschool Cross Country National Championship. On Friday, Nov. 11, The Hermitage will offer a school program to home-schooled students during Hermitage Homeschool Day. Hermitage … Read More

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

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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 from his military experiences. Guests progress through the visitors’ center detailing his pre-presidential life from lower economic class to legend, ultimately arriving into Jackson’s controversial rise to his time as the seventh U.S. president, … Read More

Corker, Knestrick To Receive Honors From The Hermitage at Fall Gala

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U.S. Sen. Bob Corker and education advocate Sarah Knestrick will be honored by the Andrew Jackson Foundation at The Hermitage Gala on Friday evening. Renowned presidential historian and Andrew Jackson Foundation trustee Michael R. Beschloss will deliver the keynote address at the Music City Center. “The Hermitage is honored to celebrate the legacy of Andrew Jackson and to honor these outstanding civic and political leaders,” said Howard Kittell, president and CEO of the Andrew Jackson Foundation. “This promises to be a great evening.” Corker will receive the Jackson Award, named for the seventh president and presented to those whose leadership … Read More

Celebrate Halloween at The Hermitage During October

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Locals and fall visitors wanting to be spooked this October have multiple opportunities to do so this month at Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage. Throughout the month, the presidential home will host evening ghost tours, and on Oct. 22, The Hermitage will host its 16th annual Hauntings at The Hermitage. Ghost Tours Offered exclusively during the month of October, ghost tours at The Hermitage are the perfect option for those who aren’t afraid of a good ghost story. Led by an experienced guide, this 90-minute tour of the mansion and Jackson’s tomb provides guests with a uniquely spooky look at the home … 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 is an opportunity for us to bring the community together to celebrate Tennessee’s rich history through art, music and food,” said Howard Kittell, president and CEO of The Hermitage. Fall Fest at The Hermitage is free admission and … Read More