Experience “The Duel – Art of the Southern Gentleman” now at Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage!
This 30-minute new visitor experience will answer questions such as “What was the process of a duel?” “Why did people choose to duel in the first place?,” followed by an ACTUAL dueling demonstration by our historic re-enactors. You never know, you may get picked from the crowd to participate! “The Duel” takes place every Thursday through Sunday from 10-3, free with paid admission. Remember, this spring, keep your friends close…and enemies closer.
Official Statement Regarding Vandalism of Tomb:
In an apparent act of vandalism, unprecedented in the near 200-year history of the home, the tomb of President Andrew Jackson and Rachel Jackson was vandalized overnight with black and red spray paint and profanity. Members of the Andrew Jackson Foundation discovered the damage early Friday morning and have notified the Metro Nashville Police Department. Ever since Andrew Jackson was laid to rest in 1845, joining his beloved wife who died in 1828, their tomb next to Rachel’s garden at The Hermitage has been preserved and undisturbed, until now. This is the first time in the history of the home that something like this has happened. It’s a sad day for all of us. Until the damage is repaired, with respect for Andrew and Rachel Jackson and the home’s visitors, the tomb will remained covered.Purchase tickets here!