K-12 Education

New Curriculum Announcement

Beginning with the 2016/17 school year, Hermitage educators are rolling out a brand new curriculum option: What is America? Students in grades Kindergarten, first, second, and fourth grades will have the opportunity to test out their knowledge of national symbols, national heroes, and national stories! Designed to meet curriculum standards for social studies and English language arts, students can try their hand at American flag etiquette and protocol, sing the national anthem, and write an original newspaper that tells the story of Andrew Jackson’s life and legacy. Please contact us for more information Download the Thematic Unit here.

The Hermitage Education Department equips teachers and teaches students about the Jacksonian Era.

Andrew Jackson’s formal education may have paled in comparison to his predecessors in the White House, but that never stopped him from seeking out the best schools for his adopted son and the many wards he fostered. Jackson always pushed his family to excel in their studies.

Today, The Hermitage shares Jackson’s belief in the value of education with a wealth of excellent and challenging educational opportunities for school groups, children on summer break, scouts, teachers, and adults.

For more tour information on our K-12 education programs or to make a reservation for your school or class, contact our education director. Due to schedule demands, education groups must have a minimum of 15 students.

Class Prices

$9/student ($7/student for Title 1 schools, $11/student in Junior Docent Program)

$12/non-title I High School/College students

$16/adult; one free teacher/chaperone per ten students

Free/bus drivers

If you would like to reserve a Hands-On-History program or have questions about an existing reservation, please contact:

Erin Adams, Director of Education & Interpretation
615-889-2941 ext. 243
education@thehermitage.com

School Programs

Children Work on a Project at The Hermitage on a Beautiful Day

We offer several ways to experience these classes. Take a class on-site at The Hermitage, via video stream or at your educational institution. See how you can engage our classes solo, with other visitors or pre-arranged for your group.

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Class Descriptions

Students on a Field Trip at Andrew Jackson's Hermitage in Nashville, TN

Explore the Jackson story through one or several of our specific classes to reach deep into American history and forge links between the past and the present.

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Teacher Resources

Various Paintbrushes and Art Supplies at The Hermitage

We invite all teachers and educators to view our Teacher Resources page, complete with pdf guides about several Jacksonian Era topics, field trip opportunities and a complete Teacher’s Guide to The Hermitage.

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