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August 2016
pinot with the president

Pinot with the President: Decorative Arts of the Mansion

August 30 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us on Tuesday, August 30 from 6:00-9:00 for an evening tour of the Mansion and happy hour in the garden. Enjoy an evening of art and wine at the majestic home of our 7th president! As the finale of our summer series “Pinot with the President,” guests will enjoy an exclusive VIP evening tour inside President Jackson’s mansion, featuring a look at the impressive decorative arts collection and the conservation techniques used to keep this national treasure as the…

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September 2016

Swamps, Seminoles, and Snakes: The US Army in the Second Seminole War

September 4 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

When Congress passed the Indian Removal Act in 1830, the tribes of the Southeastern United States responded in different ways. For example, the Cherokee opted to fight the Removal Act through the court system. However, the Seminoles in Florida opted for armed resistance and what resulted was one of the longest wars in United States history. Thousands of US Regular Army troops and volunteer regiments would be deployed to Florida between 1835 and 1843. This program will explore the weapons,…

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Middle Tennessee Highland Games

September 10 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

 The Highland Games and Celtic Festival returns to the grounds of the historical Hermitage Mansion on Saturday, September 10th from 9:00AM to 5:00PM. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy a fun-filled day of music, dancing, exhibitions, games, competitions, as well as food & craft vendors. The festival is family & dog-friendly! Middle Tennessee Highland Games is a non-profit, non-stock corporation, licensed under the laws of Tennessee. They were created in July of 2014 with the primary purpose of bringing the Middle Tennessee Highland…

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Summers at the Hermitage

King’s Mountain

September 11 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Revolutionary War in the Southern Backcountry As a teenage boy, Andrew Jackson experienced the Revolutionary War first hand in the backcountry of North and South Carolina. The experience left him physically and emotionally scarred and impacted the rest of his life. The war in the backcountry often pitted neighbor versus neighbor as loyalty to independence and the Crown created greater divides amongst the settler of the Southern colonies. By the end of the Revolution, the Southern Backcountry had witnessed fighting…

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Experiences of the White House

September 18 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

THIS PROGRAM IS FREE WITH THE COST OF ADMISSION Learn all about Jackson’s turbulent road to the White House, and all the drama that happened while in the Oval Office. Guests will get to meet Emily Donelson, Jackson’s niece who, beginning at age 21, served as First Lady of the White House! She was a front-row witness to the history of the Jackson presidency, and made some history herself. Then find Judge John Overton, Jackson’s close friend and a key…

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Chocolate Program

September 25 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

THIS PROGRAM IS FREE WITH THE COST OF ADMISSION Sample the tastes and smells of authentic 19th-century drinking chocolate and learn the history of General Jackson’s favorite treat! Experience the 19th century come to life with our annual program series Sundays LIVE! Every Sunday from June through September, visitors can experience a wide variety of living history and interactive programs designed for all ages! Interact with historic figures of all social classes and backgrounds, meet our beautiful farm animals and…

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October 2016

4th Annual Fall Fest at The Hermitage

October 1 @ 10:00 am - October 2 @ 4:00 pm

Fall Fest at the Hermitage is a spectacular weekend of art, music, and history at Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage: Home of the People’s President.  Proceeds from the festival benefit the Hermitage. Dates and Times 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Saturday, October 1st 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Sunday, October 2nd For more information, please visit the official Fall Fest website. TICKETS TO FALL FEST ARE FREE!

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Baseball team

Vintage Base Ball

October 1 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Times: TBD Join The Hermitage for a fun day of base ball with the Nashville Vintage Base Ball League! Included with general admission, visitors are invited to bring a blanket or chair and enjoy a day of old-fashioned baseball games, complete with vintage uniforms and equipment.  Game times are to be determined. Vendors will offer a variety of classic ballpark fare for purchase. All Photography by Jessica Sloan Photography

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Hauntings at the Hermitage

16th Annual Hauntings at the Hermitage

October 22 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

2016 Hauntings at the Hermitage One of oldest traditions at The Hermitage, Hauntings tips its hat to the Halloween season with ghostly tales of mystery and classic frights. Enjoy a ghost tour of the Mansion, Presidential Trick or Treat Trail, and a haunted hayride through The Hermitage woods and much more. Rain or Shine Event

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