Andrew Jackson's Hermitage
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The Hermitage, Home of President Andrew Jackson, is one of the largest and most visited presidential homes in the United States, and recently named the #1 historic house in Tennessee. Today, The Hermitage is a 1,120-acre National Historic Landmark with over 30 historic buildings, that welcomes some 200,000 annual visitors, including 30,000 schoolchildren, from all 50 states and many foreign countries. Visit Andrew Jackson's Hermitage to witness "The Duel: The Art of the Southern Gentleman." This 30-minute visitor experience will answer questions about dueling followed by an ACTUAL demonstration by our historic re-enactors. “The Duel” takes place every Thursday through Sunday throughout the day, free with paid admission.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • James W
    Florida26 contributions
    Worth the stop for a glimpse into history.
    Mansion tour was great. Andrew, our guide, no relation, was great. The management on the hermitage was very respectful to a past president legacy and real life day to day. History of Alfred was very informative and nicely portrayed. Tour was about a hour from start to finish. Grounds were very nice. Staff was great.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 1 March 2023
  • Cyclonegup
    Michigan236 contributions
    Spend an afternoon. You’ll be glad you did.
    We had a beautiful Saturday to visit The Hermitage. We found the mansion and the grounds to be just beautiful. The interpreters seemed to know their stuff and did a good job of answering our questions. All the staff members we encountered were very professional and so friendly. We recommend this attraction.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 March 2023
  • Janice S
    Courtland, Virginia67 contributions
    Well worth the time
    Wonderfully maintained plantation house and grounds. Very good and knowledgeable guides throughout the tour. The grounds were pristine. Slave cabins were interesting. Don't miss the indoor museum--well worth the trip
    Visited March 2023
    Written 19 March 2023
  • Lori K
    Saint Louis, Missouri2,101 contributions
    Great place to learn some history
    We booked the guide tour of the house for a Friday afternoon. Wasn't packed at all. Beautiful grounds to walk around. The house is still mostly original. Our tour guides were knowledgeable. No pictures allowed in the house.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 March 2023
  • Meander646403
    Brownsburg, Indiana51 contributions
    VIP Tour
    We opted for the VIP tour, which lasted about 2 hrs. Our guide was Brian and he did a great job. We felt it was worth the extra cost vs buying tickets for just the mansion tour, his narrative added a lot to our experience. Also allow time to see on your own the parts of the visitor center that are not on the tour.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 1 April 2023
  • Tim Nugent
    Jonesboro, Arkansas20 contributions
    Great Historical Tour
    I’m a bit of a history buff so this was a place I wanted to visit, despite some of the poor reviews. We opted for the VIP tour and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The tour guide, dressed in period costume, was clearly knowledgeable and very personable. The tour pace was perfect. We were there on a weekday, so that may be why things didn’t seem rushed. I highly recommend a visit.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 April 2023
  • MSUmindy
    Shelby, Michigan743 contributions
    Interesting glimpse into President Andrew Jackson as a man and leader
    This property has an excellent introductory museum and orientation film to set the stage to learn about Andrew Jackson, his life, presidency, and legacy. The mansion itself it incredibly well preserved, with terrific docents to explain and enhance your visit. Unfortunately some of the grounds were under renovation so we missed getting near them. The gardens are just starting to bloom. Overall we enjoyed our visit. While Jackson’s slave holding is touched upon, it felt a bit patronizing to call 110 individuals enslaved people who were not freed as if that was all right. Jackson was a complicated man and president. I felt the idea of him as a benevolent master fell short since he did not see fit to free these individuals in the name of “equality and justice for the common man” as he professed.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 4 April 2023
  • harold and patti
    12 contributions
    Good tour; Best tour guide ever!
    Jackson's Hermitage is a great historic site. The house is fantastic and it is amazing the quantity and quality of items that are not only period but original to this house. The grounds are extensive and beautiful. The short movie is a good introduction to the history around Jackson. I would not want to miss this historic venue. All that being said what made our visit truly memorable was the quality of our tour. We paid for the VIP tour which is really reasonably priced. The tour is noted for its unique access to the second floor veranda which gives the view that Jackson had down the pathway to his residence. The real value of our tour was the depth of explanation of the history surrounding Jackson and the quality of our tour guide. We were guided by the head of interpretive history of Jackson's Hermitage. I believe his name is Keith. He gave the best non judgmental explanation of Jackson in relation to his historical period. It is rare that you meet someone as committed to public history as he is. Just the chance of having him conduct a tour makes the investment worthwhile.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 April 2023
  • DonnaH0320
    Carencro, Louisiana75 contributions
    Finding out about our 7th president
    My husband and I love history and enjoyed the guided tour of the Hermitage. Be sure to see the short movie beforehand. The grounds around the President and his family’s burial site were lovely. There was construction going on while we were there and we we weren’t able to see inside some of the cabins but that was the only downside.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 April 2023
  • Treker650
    Kaysville, Utah162 contributions
    A Must See
    Beautiful, informative, clean, and handled the crowds well! We learned so much about Andrew Jackson that we weren't taught in school. We are readers and so we spent about 3 hours here. Enjoyed every minute of the tour, grounds and museum.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 9 May 2023
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County-Hunter
Tacoma, WA3,196 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
I know many people (myself included) think of the country music scene, the honky Tonks on Broadway and maybe even all the different sporting events when considering what to do in Nashville. Overlooking the Hermitage would be a mistake. Not only is there a lot of history involved, but there is a lot of natural beauty here. When we visited, a local winery was doing tastings so we had another activity to do. I would recommend going online and reserving your tickets because even during the week in the winter, we had to wait 45 minutes for the next available tour. However, the museum is excellent so we did learn a lot. I highly recommend this tour.
Written 8 January 2024
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Written 9 January 2024
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Keke L
New York City, NY2,147 contributions
Aug 2023 • Solo
The Village in Hermitage Tennessee is a city within a city. The homes, the scenery, the store with local goods also carries farm fresh Amish fruits, vegetables and flour. The local Farmer's Market is quaint and lively
I love shopping here and getting fresh, organic mushrooms.
Written 1 January 2024
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TheTravelingSpoonie&SD
Savannah, GA63 contributions
Dec 2023 • Family
Our tour guide and staff were informative and accommodating with my accessibility needs. The grounds were gorgeous and there were options to utilize devices for the self guided tour or use your own phone.
While not all locations were accessible (I can’t do stairs), the log cabins don’t have ramps, I didn’t feel as if I missed out since there was an abundance of information at all stops.
Written 22 December 2023
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Kim M
Lancaster, CA252 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
The Hermitage was a great place to tour. It was fun, interesting, and educational! The story of Jackson’s life is important to our history.
Written 10 December 2023
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Rachel N
3 contributions
Dec 2023 • Friends
So cool to learn about the history. The tour guide was very informative and fun. We were with friends but if I had my kids on another trip I would definitely take them here.
Written 7 December 2023
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Craig M
Buffalo Grove, IL67 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
Self guided tour of the large plantation using an audio guide provided by the Hermitage. The tour of President Jackson’s home is with a tour guide.

A lot of interesting information on both tours. The home is furnished with the original furniture and wall coverings. The garden is large, but since it was November there wasn’t any vegetation to marvel at. However, the family graveyard is in the garden.

Well worth investing 3 hours or so.
Written 26 November 2023
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wildcatmomKansasCity
Olathe, KS123 contributions
Oct 2023
This is my third visit, once as a child, and once about five years ago with a friend. This time I took my husband.
Written 29 October 2023
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Nancy H
6 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
We came to see the gardens and take the wagon ride to learn about slavery there. Museum & video about Jackson were excellent as was the wagon tour. It could have been longer but she was trying to finish before the rain came. Gardens were not what we anticipated & were disappointed . We did not tour the house only because we’d already toured several houses & didn’t want to see another one! The movie did a great job of presenting the real man who loved his country even if he bought over 100 slaves & was responsible for forcing the Cherokee to leave & go to Oklahoma without any remorse! He was a very interesting man especially marrying Rachel who already had a husband in KY!
Written 27 October 2023
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LillieUSA
Florida318 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
We really enjoyed the museum. The wagon tour was great, very informative- glad we did it. Enjoyed the mansion tour also,
Written 6 October 2023
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Melody B
Hartville, OH49 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
The tour itself of the home is very informative and takes around 35-40 minutes. In early October they were putting in cement walkways and so the original cabin was closed (discovered only after we had walked all the way out there). There is an enclosed separate museum which has some timeline information which is very interesting and a film to watch. They will transport you from this initial venue via gold cart to the mansion tour via golf cart if you need it. There are two stories to the mansion.
Written 5 October 2023
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