Lifelong Learning

Educational engagement for our community.

Andrew Jackson, a Student of Life

Andrew Jackson’s formal education paled in comparison to his White House predecessors. His mother’s ambitions for Jackson to be a minister sent him to a small private academy, in which he studied Latin, Greek and such classical subjects suited for the clergy. From the age of 13, Jackson became a student of life. He learned through trial, combat, imprisonment, orphanhood and ambition the value of a well-informed life.

Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage provides educational engagement for senior communities, clubs, adult education programs, university groups and non-traditional education communities.

Lectures On Demand

Web Conferences are priced at $95/Web Conference for one program and $450/Web Conference for the five-program package.

Our primary-source and artifact-heavy lectures are available onsite, online or at your organization. We can provide virtual programming through several platforms, including Microsoft Teams, Google Meet and Zoom. If your group is interested in a subject not listed below, reach out to our Education team to discuss a custom-designed program. To reserve a program, click the link below or reach out to our Education Department.

Having a good library, you will lose nothing by the vacation of lectures, your mind will be better prepared when they commence to be benefitted by them. […] Hence then the propriety, of young Gentlemen coming into public life, to study mankind, and to view them as they are, not what they ought to be in a republican Government […] which, as you progress through life, you may greatly profit by knowing that in all who have fair exteriors you ought not to confide.

Andrew Jackson to Andrew Jackson Donelson, 21 March 1822

Virtual Book Club

Readers ages 16 and older are invited to join Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage for a monthly virtual book club! Grab a snack and your favorite beverage, then log into Zoom for an hour-long meet-up with fellow readers. Discuss that month’s selection, ask questions and get to know that book on a deeper level. Meetings will happen the first Tuesday of the month.
Books include historical and modern works in both fiction and nonfiction. This is a fun way to engage with fellow readers worldwide. We look forward to diving in with you!

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Additional Resources

Several short videos are available for you to explore the buildings and grounds of The Hermitage from your home. Our curatorial staff has also created several brief articles about Jackson and his life.


Learn More

See what The Hermitage has to offer and learn more about our K12 Education Programs.