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May 2016
pinot with the president
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Pinot with the President: Architecture Tour of The Hermitage

May 31 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Enjoy an evening of architecture and wine at the majestic home of our 7th president! To kick off our summer series “Pinot with the President,” join us for an after-hours architecture walking tour of The Hermitage grounds. Guests will enjoy an exclusive 45-minute tour featuring the president’s original log cabin home, enslaved quarters, archaeological sites, and the Mansion itself, followed by wine and hors d’oeuvres in the picturesque formal garden. Be sure to purchase your tickets soon for this romantic…

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June 2016
jacksons death day
20-50

Sundays LIVE! – Jackson’s Death Day

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

Visit President Jackson’s Tomb and hear the story of his last days and the impact of his death across the nation. 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…

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foodways
$20-50

Sundays LIVE! – Summer in the Kitchen

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

Summer in the Kitchen It’s summer on the frontier of Tennessee, and there is so much happening in the kitchen! Learn all about the fresh crops being harvested from the garden, try your hand at churning butter, and sample some fresh bread baked on the hearth. Featuring expert cook and interpreter Jennifer Kirk from Historic Mansker’s Station. Experience the 19th century come to life with our annual program series Sundays LIVE! Every Sunday from June through September, visitors can experience…

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$20-50

Sundays LIVE – Juneteenth Anniversary

June 19 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Juneteenth Anniversary 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. We will feature a new hands-on history program “Horse-Racing and Slavery” featuring the stories of the Hermitage’s enslaved horse trainers and jockeys who managed Jackson’s racing stables and helped earn his fortune. You’ll also get to meet some of the real carriage horses of today’s Hermitage! Experience the 19th…

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Baseball team

Vintage Base Ball

June 25 @ 8:30 am - 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.

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$20-50

Sundays LIVE! – Rachel Jackson’s Birthday

June 26 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Rachel Jackson’s Birthday Sit under the shade with Rachel Donelson Jackson as she offers tales of her adventurous life with the General and living in the pioneer town of Nashville. Her niece Emily Donelson, the President’s official White House hostess, will also be there to chat with her aunt and share her own stories of life in Washington and at The Hermitage. Complimentary lemonade will be offered.   Experience the 19th century come to life with our annual program series…

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July 2016
Summers at the Hermitage
$20-50

Sundays LIVE! – Revolutionary War of the Southern Backcountry

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

Revolutionary War of the Southern Backcountry Kick off your Independence Day celebration and explore the revolutionary roots of Tennessee’s frontier settlers!  Meet with Revolutionary-Era frontiersmen, learn about their experiences and participation in the war. Hear the patriotic music of the Revolution, and sit on the porch and hear old stories with Davy Crockett himself! 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…

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pinot with the president
$20-25

Pinot with the President: Sunset Wagon Tours

July 12 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for a sunset wagon ride at the majestic 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, archeological sites, and stories about the people who lived and worked here. Guests will be invited to enjoy wine and hors d’oeurve…

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August 2016
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’oeurve in the picturesque…

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September 2016

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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