Welcome to the Hermitage! Your Tour Includes...
The Hermitage includes a number of sites:
The Hermitage Mansion: The plantation's centerpiece is Andrew Jackson's 1836 mansion. The restored home features almost all original furnishings. Tours are guided by historically costumed docents.
Museum: Exhibits showcase period artifacts and personal possessions trace milestones in Jackson's military and political career and his life at The Hermitage. The museum features regularly changing exhibits.
The Garden: The one-acre formal garden is located next to the mansion. The garden is especially beautiful in the spring and early summer when many period flowers are in bloom.
Introductory Film: Enter the world of Andrew Jackson. This 16-minute film provides an overview of the life of our nation's seventh president.
First Hermitage: These cabins were part of a complex that was home to the Jacksons from 1804 to 1821 when the mansion was built.
The Tomb: Andrew and Rachel Jackson are buried in the corner of the garden. The family cemetery is located next to the tomb.
Tulip Grove: (Open seasonally) Tours of this mansion, built in 1836 for Jackson's nephew, trace the evolution of its ownership and architecture.
Hermitage Church: (Open seasonally) Andrew Jackson and his neighbors funded this church which was finished in 1824.
Archeological Excavation: (Summer months) Watch archeologists at work searching for artifacts and building locations that reveal more about life at The Hermitage.