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June 2017

Purchase Original Artwork of The Hermitage

June 1 @ 8:00 am - October 31 @ 5:00 pm

Paintings of The Hermitage scenes are available in our gift shop through a collaboration with The Chestnut Group, 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…

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July 2017

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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Hermitage Home School Days

August 17 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

August 17, 2017 – Get Back to Nature!    Did you know Jackson’s name for his home, “hermitage,” means “retreat?” Explore the over 1,100 acres of land, nature trail, and formal garden and see why this name remains perfect to describe the Hermitage landscape! When selecting his land Jackson wasn’t only looking at the beauty of it, but how abundant the resources were on the property. Is water nearby? Will the soil produce crops? Is the game plentiful? Spend time…

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Jackson & Indian Removal

August 20 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Free with Admission! The removal of Native Americans from the East to the West is one of the darkest chapters in United States history. State Park Ranger David Britton of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park will host discussion of the Indian Removal Act, its historical context, and the process and consequences of implementation. Talks will begin at 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, and 4:00.

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Solar Eclipse Tailgate

August 21 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Don’t miss out on the largest solar eclipse event ever to hit Nashville! To commemorate this historic event, we are hosting a FREE Solar Eclipse Tailgate on the grounds of The Hermitage. Guests are invited to pack their vehicles and park in the fields in front of The Hermitage’s entrance gate, which will be prime viewing spots for this celestial event. The first 2,000 guests will get a FREE pair of Solar Eclipse Glasses, courtesy of Deloitte.  In addition to…

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To Avenge Fort Mims: Tennessee and the Creek War

August 27 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Free with Admission! Join us as we explore the events that transformed a small internal war within the Creek Nation into one that altered the course of history, and set Andrew Jackson on a path to national importance and the presidency. A costumed interpreter will discuss the clothing, equipment, and weapons of the Tennesseans and relate the story and repercussions of Jackson’s victory at Horseshoe Bend.

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$20 - $30

Pinot with the President: Architecture Walking Tour

August 29 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

  Join us as we wrap up our summer series “Pinot with the President” with an evening walking tour of The Hermitage. Guests will be welcome to wander the grounds after-hours enjoying wine and light hors d’oeurves while exploring the Mansion, buildings, gardens, and archaeological sites preserved here. Expert staff will be sharing stories of the people who lived and worked here, as well as highlighting the architecture and ongoing preservation efforts.  Finish the evening by enjoying a beautiful sunset…

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September 2017

Leading Ladies of The Hermitage

September 3 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Free with Admission! The Jackson men may have owned The Hermitage, but the Jackson women certainly managed much of the plantation and kept the ship afloat!  Sit under the shade with Rachel Donelson Jackson as she offers tales of her adventurous life and marriage to Andrew Jackson.  Her niece Emily Donelson, the President’s official White House hostess, and her daughter-in-law Sarah Jackson, who lived 56 years as mistress of The Hermitage, will also be there to share their own stories…

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