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July 2016
Summers at the Hermitage
Free

Sundays LIVE! – Revolutionary War of the Southern Backcountry

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

THIS PROGRAM IS FREE WITH THE COST OF ADMISSION 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…

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woodworking
Free

Woodworking on the Frontier

July 10 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

THIS PROGRAM IS FREE WITH THE COST OF ADMISSION Explore the European and Native American woodworking traditions from throughout the Tennessee frontier. Featuring experts from Historic Mansker’s Station and local Cherokee craftsmen, visitors can watch hands-on demonstrations by artisans and learn the history and context of the different cultures of our state. 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…

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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, archaeological sites, and stories about the people who lived and worked here. Guests will be invited to enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres…

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birds
Free

Wild Birds of Tennessee

July 17 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

THIS PROGRAM IS FREE WITH THE COST OF ADMISSION Meet real wildlife birds native to Tennessee and learn all about them from reps of the Tennessee State Parks. 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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Baseball team

Vintage Base Ball

July 24 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

12:00pm Emmett Machinists of Knoxville vs. Stewarts Creek Scouts 2:30pm  Knoxville Holstons vs. Nashville Maroons FREE TO THE PUBLIC* Join The Hermitage for a fun day of base ball with the Nashville Vintage Base Ball League! Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy some old-fashioned ball games on our newly expanded playing field. For this special day full of throwback fun, admission to the Game Field will be FREE to the public!  Vendors will be on site with ballpark fare…

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Two Pistols Belonging to Andrew Jackson in His Youth
Free

Jackson’s Only Duel

July 24 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

THIS PROGRAM IS FREE WITH THE COST OF ADMISSION Dueling was illegal in Tennessee, but it was also how gentlemen of Jackson’s time settled offenses against their honor. Guests can learn the history and art of dueling, and speak with Mrs. Dickinson, widow of the only man Jackson ever killed in a duel! 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…

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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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