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March 2017

An Evening With Five Presidents

March 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us as we celebrate President Andrew Jackson’s 250th birthday with the Founding Fathers of our country! History will come to life as you mingle with Presidents Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Monroe, and our own President Jackson, and hear them share the share challenges and highlights of their time in office. Learn about the legacy Jackson inherited from these extraordinary men, and how he shaped the role of the presidency for future generations. Guests will have a chance to hear them…

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War of 1812 Military Encampment

March 17 @ 8:00 am - March 18 @ 5:00 pm

Honoring General Jackson’s 250th birthday, come and experience an authentic recreation of a militia encampment during the War of 1812. Featuring over 150 costumed interpreters organized by the United States 7th Infantry Living History Association, guests can wander through the rows of canvas tents and experience a wide variety of people and activities. Talk with Tennessee Militia recruits about their experiences, hear from native American allies about their complex relationships with the United States and rival nations, listen to famous…

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War of 1812 Campfire Tour

March 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Experience the War of 1812 by campfire at this exclusive one-night-only event!  Featuring a 150-person encampment with the United States 7th Infantry, guests will be guided on a 45-minute lantern walking tour throughout the militia camp and learn about the War of 1812.  Get a chance to hear from militia soldiers, Native American allies, famous historical figures, and the General himself as they fight to secure American freedom against the British. Complimentary hot chocolate is included. Tours will depart from…

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April 2017

Easter Egg Hunts

April 15 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join The Hermitage for our annual Easter Egg Hunts! This year, we’ve moved to the beautiful lawn of Tulip Grove Mansion. Over 4,000 stuffed eggs will be hidden at each program – double last year’s size! At both the 10:00 and 1:00 start times, kids will be divided into two hunts for ages 1-6 and 7-12. Following the hunts, families can have a special photo with the Easter Bunny, decorate cookies, make springtime crafts, play historic lawn games, and enjoy…

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Chestnuts at The Hermitage – Celebrating 250 Years of Jackson

April 21 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

An Art Exhibition and Sale The Chestnut Group, Plein Air Painters for the Land, and The Andrew Jackson Foundation have partnered for a very special event. This art exhibition and sale features recent works painted on The Hermitage grounds by Chestnut Group members and will be held at The Cabin By The Spring on Saturday, April 22nd 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The paintings feature the Hermitage Garden, the mansion and other historic buildings, landscapes, and much more. Proceeds will…

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Dog’s Day at the Hermitage

April 29 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join us for a day of dog appreciation and outdoor fun at The Hermitage! The community is invited to bring their favorite canines and enjoy a Dog’s Day at The Hermitage, as we open our historic grounds and nature trails to dogs and their families for the first time. Enjoy the preserved woods and historic landscapes with your family, and then stop by the festival area for animal-friendly vendors, food trucks, music, a Kid’s Korner, Bark Park play area, and…

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May 2017

The Wheat Harvest

May 7 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Our spring wheat is ready to harvest! Stop by the planting field and experience 19th-century scything with Mr. Bill Maddox, who will be harvesting the crop and sharing his knowledge of Tennessee farming and agriculture during Jackson’s time. The program is free with general admission.

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$40 - $75

Mother’s Day Tea & Fashion Show

May 13 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join us to celebrate Mother’s Day with an elegant tea party in the luscious gardens of Tulip Grove Mansion! Guests will enjoy a formal seated tea and hors d’oeuvres served amongst the calm and tranquil garden setting. Meet and chat with official hosts Rachel Jackson, her niece Emily Donelson, and daughter-in-law Sarah Jackson, who will share tales of their lives at The Hermitage and Washington in the 19th century.  As a special birthday surprise for Rachel Jackson, who is celebrating…

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May 17 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

The Andrew Jackson Foundation’s premier fundraising event, Spring Outing has been scheduled for Wednesday, May 17 at 11:30 a.m. A proud Nashville tradition for 117 years that began in the early days of the Ladies’ Hermitage association as a picnic on the mansion lawn, will host former first lady of the United States, Laura Bush as keynote speaker. Click here for more information.

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Vintage Base Ball

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

12:00 PM Lightfoot v Maroons 2:30 PM Phoenix 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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