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May 2017
$20 - $40

Pinot with the President: Painting & Photography Night

May 30 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for a night of art and ambiance in the garden of the Hermitage. To kick off our summer series “Pinot with the President,” we will be highlighting the beauty of the natural environment and historic buildings on the grounds. Guests will get to choose their focus! You can sign up to paint a watercolor of the Hermitage Garden under the guidance of a professional watercolorist, which will include your own complete or almost-complete work of art to take…

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June 2017

The Age of Heroic Medicine

June 4 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Free with Admission! Bloodletting! Lockjaw! Mercury! Tour the Hermitage to find out about the sometimes brutal (and ineffective) medical practices of the Jacksonian Era. Interpreters in the Mansion will highlight collections and historical references that paint a picture of healthcare at The Hermitage.

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The Funeral of a President

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

Free with Admission! Visit President Andrew Jackson's Tomb and hear the story of his last days and the impact of his death across the nation. Sam Houston is in town for the funeral and will be telling tales of Jackson and their friendship.

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Juneteenth Aniversary

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

Free with Admission! On June 19, 1865, word finally reached the westernmost frontier of Texas that the war had ended and all slavery in the United States was finally at an end. Over the decades since, it has become a nationally celebrated moment of emancipation and a new chapter in our history. Explore the in-depth stories of the men and women who were enslaved and emancipated from The Hermitage, and the different paths they took. Staff will offer continuous talks…

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Exploring Your African-American Genealogy

June 18 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

FREE PROGRAM! 2:00 Speaker 3:00 - 5:00 Individual Consultations As part of our Juneteenth Celebration, The Hermitage is hosting a FREE Genealogy workshop in partnership with the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society. The community is invited to attend a 2:00p session with Taneya Koonce with the Nashville Chapter of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, who will share her own journey and tips for researching African-American ancestry. This will be useful to those on all levels, from beginners to advanced…

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Foodways of the Frontier

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

Free with Admission! Sample the tastes and smells of Jackson's Tennessee. Experience open-hearth cooking using seasonal resources, including butter-making. Then learn the history and process of making the President's favorite treat: chocolate!

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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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