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June 2017

The Chestnut Group

June 1 @ 8:00 am - September 1 @ 5:00 pm

The Chestnut Group is a nonprofit alliance of landscape artists whose mission is to preserve the scenic environments of Middle Tennessee. With over 200 members, the group works with many local and historic properties, including Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, to raise money toward the conservation of these sites. The artists paint plein air, a French expression for painting outside in the open air, to create beautiful works of the scenic grounds around Tennessee. As a partner with The Chestnut Group, the Andrew…

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July 2017

Revolutionary Roots

July 2 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Free with Admission! Kick off your Independence Day celebration and explore the revolutionary roots of Tennessee's frontier settlers. Jackson was a child of the American Revolution, and its struggles and ideals shaped the rest of his life. Visitors will get the chance to meet Revolutionary-Era frontiersmen and militia who fought against the British in the southern backcountry. You'll also get the chance to hear from women on the homefront about their experiences and participation in the war. Finish up with…

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Jackson’s White House

July 9 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Free with Admission! Learn all about Jackson's turbulent road to the White House, and all the drama that happened while in the Oval Office. Emily Donelson will be telling stories of her time serving as First Lady of the White House, which she took on when she was only 21 years old. Donelson was a front-row witness to much of the Jackson presidency and made some history herself. Guests will also meet Judge John Overton, Jackson's close friend and a…

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$20 - $30

Pinot with the President: Sunset Wagon Rides

July 11 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for a sunset wagon ride at the home of our 7th president! As part of our summer series “Pinot with the President,” guests will enjoy an exclusive after-hours tour of The Hermitage by horse-drawn wagon. The tour will take guests around the secluded pathways and trails throughout our 1100-acre site, featuring sunset views, rolling landscapes, archaeological sites, and stories about the free and enslaved people who lived and worked here. Guests will be invited to enjoy wine and…

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$20 - $30

Pinot with the President: Sunset Wagon Rides

July 12 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for a sunset wagon ride at the home of our 7th president! As part of our summer series “Pinot with the President,” guests will enjoy an exclusive after-hours tour of The Hermitage by horse-drawn wagon. The tour will take guests around the secluded pathways and trails throughout our 1100-acre site, featuring sunset views, rolling landscapes, archaeological sites, and stories about the free and enslaved people who lived and worked here. Guests will be invited to enjoy wine and…

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Baseball team

Vintage Base Ball

July 16 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

12:00 PM Distillers v Maroons 2:30 PM Scouts v Cumberlanders FREE TO THE PUBLIC* Join The Hermitage for a fun day of base ball with the Nashville Vintage Base Ball League! Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy some old-fashioned ball games on our newly expanded playing field. For this special day full of throwback fun, admission to the Game Field will beFREE to the public! Vendors will be on site with ballpark fare for purchase. *Admission to the games…

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Secessionists and Sightseers: Civil War at the Hermitage

July 23 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Free with Admission! Although the Civil War erupted sixteen years after his death, General Jackson’s celebrity still resonated with the soldiers who fought the Civil War. Hundreds of soldiers in both blue and gray visited The Hermitage as their armies crossed Middle Tennessee, united in their respect for one of the nation’s greatest military heroes. Two costumed interpreters will discuss the Union and Confederate soldiers’ experiences and demonstrate their clothing, food, and weapons.

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Electing the People’s President

July 30 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Free with Admission! Learn all about Jackson’s turbulent road to the White House, and the men who helped get him there. Judge John Overton, Jackson’s close friend, and a key advisor will be on the back porch recounting the tales of the 1824 and 1828 elections, including the Corrupt Bargain and Jackson’s fierce political battles with John Quincy Adams. Overton also has plenty of stories about the drama of Washington – some things never change.

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August 2017

Horse-Racing & Slavery

August 6 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Free with Admission! Horse-racing was a critical part of building the fortunes and homes of many white male landowners in Tennessee, Jackson included.  However, much of the care, training, and racing of the horses was done by enslaved and free men of color. Explore the stories of The Hermitage’s horse trainers and jockeys who managed Jackson’s racing stables and helped build the plantation you see today. You’ll also get to meet some of the real carriage horses of today’s Hermitage,…

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Life in Jackson’s Tennessee

August 13 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Free with Admission! Experience life in Jackson’s Tennessee, from its early days as a frontier state to a bustling and developing commercial center. Guests will get a chance to explore trades and skills such as woodworking and open-hearth cooking. Meet the Hermitage carriage horses and hear about the horse-racing industry in Tennessee. Learn about the business of slavery and the stories of real men and women who were enslaved at The Hermitage. Hear from Davy Crockett about his objections to…

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