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August 2017

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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Middle Tennessee Highland Games

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

The Highland Games and Celtic Festival returns to the grounds of the historical Hermitage Mansion on Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy a fun-filled day of music, dancing, exhibitions, games, competitions, food trucks, and specialty vendors! New Additions to the Festival 3 entertainment stages, 2 large beer, and food tents, plenty of new specialty vendors, expanded Kids Zone and expanded Men and…

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Gone to Texas

September 10 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Free with Admission! From the 1820s to 1830s, thousands of Southerners immigrated to the Mexican territory of Texas. Tennesseans, in particular, would play a significant role in winning Texan Independence, including Jackson's close friend, Sam Houston. Learn about the experiences of these men from The Volunteer State who ventured west to fight for Texas independence.

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The Plantation Business

September 17 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Free with Admission! Plantations such as The Hermitage were not just homes – they were businesses. Operating The Hermitage as a cotton plantation required significant management skills of not only the master, but the mistress, and depended on the slavery system to turn a large profit. Stop by and learn about the operations of The Hermitage with Sarah Jackson, the President’s daughter-in-law who came to live and manage much of the plantation for 56 years. Guests will also get to…

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The Art of Painting History

September 24 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Free with Admission! Meet artist Ralph Earl and hear about his close relationship with his patron Andrew Jackson and the history he witnessed from behind the easel. Earl not only painted numerous portraits of Jackson beginning after the Battle of New Orleans, he married into the family and lived with them at The Hermitage and The White House. He died shortly after their return from Washington.

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Fall at the Hermitage in Nashville

5th Annual Fall Fest at The Hermitage

September 30 @ 10:00 am - October 1 @ 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, September 30 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Sunday, October 1nd For more information, please visit the official Fall Fest website. TICKETS TO FALL FEST ARE FREE!  

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October 2017
Fall at the Hermitage in Nashville

5th 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, September 30 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Sunday, October 1nd For more information, please visit the official Fall Fest website. TICKETS TO FALL FEST ARE FREE!  

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The Hermitage Gala

October 27 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

A Letter from Our Gala Co-Chairs: It is our honor to serve as the 2017 Hermitage Gala Co-Chairs, and to partner with such a worthy organization.  Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage is a national historic treasure and a point of local and state pride. Proceeds from this year’s event Laura Niewold and Lisa Manning  will help strengthen the Andrew Jackson Foundation’s education and public programming as well as assist the organization with its ongoing preservation and restoration projects.…

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