Battle of New Orleans

Commemorate a crucial American victory during the War of 1812

Enjoy FREE ADMISSION to The Hermitage to Commemorate The Battle of New Orleans

Enjoy FREE Grounds Passes to The Hermitage on Monday, January 8 as we commemorate the Battle of New Orleans, a crucial American victory during the War of 1812 and the event that catapulted General Andrew Jackson to national fame and recognition.


Join activities for the whole family. 

  • Free Admission

    Your free Grounds Pass grants you access to our 1,120 acres of history and tranquil beauty, including an historic garden, historical markers, wildlife, hiking trail, and historic buildings. Please note: The Hermitage Mansion Tour is not included as part of the Grounds Pass.

  • Save the Date – January 8

    The Battle of New Orleans commemoration is held January 8th of every year.

Wreath-Laying Ceremony

At 11 a.m., the annual wreath-laying ceremony will take place at the tomb of General Andrew Jackson featuring keynote speaker Kurt Winstead and the presentation of colors. Winstead retired as a Brigadier General from the Tennessee National Guard in 2021 after 30 years of service, including Director of the Joint Staff, State’s Senior Staff Judge Advocate and Brigade Command Judge Advocate during Operation Iraqi Freedom III. He has practiced law since 1988 and is a founding partner at Rudy Winstead Turner PLLC. Among his many awards and citations are the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and the Tennessee National Guard Distinguished Service Medal.

Following the presentation of colors and a brief program, wreaths will be laid on the tomb to honor both General Jackson and his wife, Rachel.

Activities for the Whole Family