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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 Interpreters in the Mansion will highlight collections and historical references that paint a picture of healthcare at The Hermitage.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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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

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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Vintage Base Ball

July 16 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

12:00 PM Distillers v Maroons 2:30 PM Scouts v Cumberlanders 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 beFREE to the public! Vendors will be on site with ballpark fare for purchase. *Admission to the games…

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Secessionists and Sightseers: Civil War at the Hermitage

July 23 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Free with Admission! Although the Civil War erupted sixteen years after his death, General Jackson’s celebrity still resonated with the soldiers who fought the Civil War. Hundreds of soldiers in both blue and gray visited the Hermitage as their armies crossed Middle Tennessee, united in their respect for one of the nation’s greatest military heroes. Two costumed interpreters will discuss the Union and Confederate soldiers’ experiences and demonstrate their clothing, food, and weapons.

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