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.
$9/student ($7/student for Title 1 schools, $11/student in Junior Docent Program)
$12/non-title I High School/College students
$16/adult; one free teacher/chaperone per ten students
If you would like to reserve a Hands-On-History program or have questions about an existing reservation, please contact:
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.