Education

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

$11/student ($7/student for Title 1 schools, $13/student in Junior Docent Program)

$14/non-title I High School/College students

$18/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: [email protected]

Education Events

Hermitage Homeschool Day

December 16, 2020

Christmas at The Hermitage Americans celebrate holidays to share traditions and values. But different groups of people celebrate the same holiday differently, and this reflects larger differences in American society. For Americans of Andrew Jackson’s day, Christmas games, crafts, foods and decorations looked vastly different. Join us for games, crafts, hot chocolate and special tours as we compare and contrast Christmas at The Hermitage!

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History at Home Virtual Classes

Every Tuesday from November 10 through February 23

Our education team leads History at Home, a web conference series every Tuesday at 10 a.m. Central. We explore documents and images and discuss topics that vary from week to week from November to March. As always, virtual classes are available for your group upon request.

 

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Future Presidents of America Youth Leadership Camp

June 21 – 25, 2021

Join Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage for the inaugural Future Presidents of America Youth Leadership Camp! This innovative and engaging youth leadership camp develops individual confidence, civic literacy and good citizenship to reveal the exceptional qualities of character that make for great presidents and great leaders. Students will have the chance to meet and learn from area business and civic leaders as they demonstrate leadership skills in real-world settings.

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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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