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 Saturday, 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 living history demonstrations and 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.

  • Event Times: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

    Between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., visitors will be able to learn from living history demonstrations and enjoy children’s activities and games.

Wreath-Laying Ceremony

At 11 a.m., the annual wreath-laying ceremony will take place at the tomb of General Andrew Jackson featuring Secretary of State of Tennessee Tre Hargett, the Tennessee National Guard and the Tennessee Society United States Daughters of 1812. 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