The Hermitage was the Nashville home and death place of the 7th President of the United States Andrew Jackson. President Jackson ranks among the most important early leaders of the U.S.A serving two terms from 1829 to 1837. Today the Hermitage acts as a monument and museum to Jackson's legacy and his many achievements both in office and throughout the rest of his lifetime. With interactive exhibitions and fascinating educational programs to be enjoyed throughout the large mansion and its many acres of grounds to be explored you are sure to learn a lot from a visit to this splendid residence.
Things to Do
- When you pay a visit be sure to leave enough time to properly enjoy the recently added Andrew Jackson: Born for a Storm exhibit. This exhibition runs through Jackson's entire life from his modest upbringing to his heroic exploits as a military commander which include his famous victory at the Battle of New Orleans, a moment which propelled him into the national spotlight. Later during his time in office he introduced ideas which were truly revolutionary and changed the course of American history.
- Be sure to take a walk around the grounds. There are beautiful gardens to be explored along with the remains of farm buildings and slave quarters. The landscape, like the central mansion, is beautifully maintained as it was likely to have looked when Jackson returned to the Hermitage after the completion of his second term as U.S President.
The Hermitage Insider Tips
- Take a look at the charmingly reproduced map of Jackson's large property.