K-12 Education

The Hermitage Education Department equips teachers and teaches students about the Jacksonian Era.

Andrew Jackson’s formal education may have paled in comparison to his predecessors in the White House, but that never stopped him from seeking out the best schools for his adopted son and the many wards he fostered. Jackson always pushed his family to excel in their studies.

Today, The Hermitage shares Jackson’s belief in the value of education with a wealth of excellent and challenging educational opportunities for school groups, children on summer break, scouts, teachers, and adults.

For more tour information on our K-12 education programs or to make a reservation for your school or class, contact our education director. Due to schedule demands, education groups must have a minimum of 15 students.

Class Prices

$11/student ($7/student for Title 1 schools, $13/student in Junior Docent Program)

$14/non-title I High School/College students

$18/adult; one free teacher/chaperone per ten students

Free/bus drivers

If you would like to reserve a Hands-On-History program or have questions about an existing reservation, please contact: [email protected]

Homeschool Day Schedule

Join us this year for our Homeschool Days! From learning military drills to celebrating the holidays at The Hermitage, our Homeschool Days are full of interactive activities and learning opportunities for the whole family! In the 2019-20 school year, Homeschool Days will be held August 2nd, October 4th, December 13th, February 7th, April 3rd and June 12th. For questions and more information, please contact Patrick Martin at [email protected] or 615-889-2941 ex. 241.

Upcoming Homeschool Days

June 12, 2020 – Juneteenth

Have you ever been the last person to learn something that everyone else knows? For the enslaved people in West Texas, news of Emancipation didn’t come until June 1865. Help us commemorate Juneteenth as a day to remember the enslaved of the United States by learning more about the enslaved at The Hermitage. Explore the Field Quarter, First Hermitage, the Triplex and Alfred’s Cabin as you practice the tools historians use to learn more about enslaved people.

Pricing: Adults $18, Children $11 and Family Pass (1 Adult + 3 Children) $48.

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School Programs

Children Work on a Project at The Hermitage on a Beautiful Day

We offer several ways to experience these classes. Take a class on-site at The Hermitage, via video stream or at your educational institution. See how you can engage our classes solo, with other visitors or pre-arranged for your group.

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Class Descriptions

Students on a Field Trip at Andrew Jackson's Hermitage in Nashville, TN

Explore the Jackson story through one or several of our specific classes to reach deep into American history and forge links between the past and the present.

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Teacher Resources

Various Paintbrushes and Art Supplies at The Hermitage

We invite all teachers and educators to view our Teacher Resources page, complete with pdf guides about several Jacksonian Era topics, field trip opportunities and a complete Teacher’s Guide to The Hermitage.

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