Andrew Jackson’s 254th Birthday Celebration

Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage commemorated what would have been the 7th President’s 254th birthday on March 15th. The slate of speakers included Tennessee’s Governor, The Honorable Bill Lee; Andrew Jackson VI, the great-great-grandson of Jackson and his wife Rachel; and Major General Jeffrey H. Holmes, the Adjutant General of Tennessee, all of whom noted Jackson’s humble beginnings and rise to being a military hero and President. Following the speeches, the annual presidential wreath-laying ceremony took place at Jackson’s tomb in the garden. Despite the rain, more than 500 people visited the site to take advantage of the half-price admission, the return of The Duel, children’s activities and a Lafayette Trail marker dedication.

Watch the Wreath Laying Ceremony video here.