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July 2016
chocolate
Free

Chocolate Program

July 31 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 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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August 2016
textiles
Free

Fibers & Textiles of the Frontier

August 7 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

THIS PROGRAM IS FREE WITH THE COST OF ADMISSION Learn the art of combing, spinning, and weaving the fabrics of the frontier. Featuring staff from Historic Mansker’s Station, guests can watch the process of turning flax and wool into the fabrics of everyday life. 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!…

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Free

To Avenge Fort Mims: Tennessee and the Creek War

August 14 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

THIS PROGRAM IS FREE WITH THE COST OF 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. Experience the 19th century come to life with…

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entertainment
Free

Entertainment on the Frontier

August 21 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

THIS PROGRAM IS FREE WITH THE COST OF ADMISSION Two different cultures existed on The Hermitage plantation: the Scottish-American Jackson family, and the enslaved African-American community. Join us in exploring the ways each culture had to leave their worries and enjoy some entertainment. Guests can experience the variety of music, games, and stories that would have been part of 19th-century Hermitage life. Experience the 19th century come to life with our annual program series Sundays LIVE! Every Sunday from June…

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Free

Horse-Racing & Slavery

August 28 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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. Stop by and learn 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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pinot with the president
$20-25

Pinot with the President: Decorative Arts of the Mansion

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

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 most authentically preserved presidential home in the country.  Guests will be invited to enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres in the picturesque…

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September 2016
Free

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

September 4 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 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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$13

Middle Tennessee Highland Games

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

   The Highland Games and Celtic Festival has found a new home on the grounds of the historical Hermitage Mansion on Saturday, September 10, 2016, from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. There will be plenty of music, dancing, exhibitions, games, competitions, as well as food & craft vendors. 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
Free

King’s Mountain

September 11 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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 native wildlife, taste authentic southern biscuits, harvest the plantation crops, meet with soldiers from the War of 1812 and the Civil War, learn to duel like a Tennessee…

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Free

Experiences of the White House

September 18 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 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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