The Hermitage By Wagon Tour
The Hermitage by Wagon tour offers visitors a look into The Hermitage’s past from a unique perspective. This 30-minute horse-drawn wagon tour winds through Andrew Jackson’s scenic plantation. Included on the tour are several archaeological sites associated with slavery and farming, including the First Hermitage, the cotton gin site and the field quarters. As visitors enjoy the nostalgia of a carriage ride and the beauty of a once prosperous plantation, the tour guide relays stories of the enslaved community who once lived and worked here. Their lives were closely intertwined with the Jacksons, and it is the enslaved people’s story that The Hermitage by Wagon Tour shares.
Purchase tickets for The Hermitage by Wagon Tour at the ticket office for $12 per person in addition to regular admission. Children age 5 and under ride for free. The traditional wagon accommodates 15 people per trip and operates from March to November, weather permitting.