Nashville Hermitage House

The Nashville Hermitage, the historical plantation home of President Andrew Jackson, is located twelve miles east of downtown Nashville. The Andrew Jackson house, as the site is also known, is built in a Greek Revival style, and the plantation grounds are beautifully landscaped with trees and lawns. Andrew Jackson's classically Greek-styled tomb can be seen there as well, where he was buried alongside his wife.

Your visit to the Hermitage House begins with a stop at the Visitor's Center, where you can purchase your tickets and watch an introductory film. After that you can explore the Nashville Hermitage and grounds. The interior of the Andrew Jackson house has been meticulously preserved and restored, with some of the original wallpaper and much of the furniture purchased and used by the Jackson family. Costumed interpreters will meet you at the house and take you on a guided tour of the Hermitage House, telling you about the history of Nashville, the house, and the Jackson family.

You can also walk through the Hermitage grounds, with its beautiful garden, the president's tomb, and outbuildings that were used for farming or to house slaves. You can also see the original log cabin in which the president and his wife lived upon first moving to the property. A personal audio tour is included in the admission price if you would like to learn more about different sites throughout the grounds of this popular Nashville attraction. From April to October, another popular thing to do is to tour the grounds on a horse-drawn wagon, for an additional fee.

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