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.
$11/student ($7/student for Title 1 schools, $13/student in Junior Docent Program)
$14/non-title I High School/College students
Classes get one free teacher/chaperone per 20 students for grades 9-12. Grades PreK – 8th Grade get one free teacher/chaperone per 10 students.
If you would like to reserve a Hands-On-History program or have questions about an existing reservation, please contact: [email protected]
Future Presidents of America Youth Leadership Camp
June 21 – 25, 2021
Join Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage for the inaugural Future Presidents of America Youth Leadership Camp! This innovative and engaging youth leadership camp develops individual confidence, civic literacy and good citizenship to reveal the exceptional qualities of character that make for great presidents and great leaders. Students will have the chance to meet and learn from area business and civic leaders as they demonstrate leadership skills in real-world settings.
Jackson’s Library Card Virtual Book Club
First Tuesday of the Month, 7pm
Readers ages 16 and older are invited to join Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage for a monthly virtual book club! Grab a snack and your favorite beverage and then log into Zoom for an hour-long meet-up with fellow readers. Discuss that month’s selection, ask questions and get to know that book on a deeper level. Meetings will happen the first Tuesday of the month.
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.
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.
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.