Education Programs

Engaging educational opportunities to homeschoolers and scouting groups.

Homeschoolers & Scouts

The Hermitage offers fun and engaging educational opportunities to homeschoolers and scouting groups. Because Homeschool and Scout groups value independent learning and free-choice activities, we offer variations on our regular programs designed with you in mind.

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! For questions, please contact our Education Department or call 615-889-2941 ext. 241.

Homeschool Days are most suited for learners aged 5-10, but family members of all ages are welcome! Events are come-and-go from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tickets include access to The Hermitage grounds, museum, film and educational activities. Mansion tours are only available with a ticket upgrade, subject to availability. Picnic space is available. Dogs are welcome on the grounds and are free to walk, run and play while leashed on our site. Please bring bags to dispose of pet waste. Advanced tickets are recommended but not required.

Admission & Schedule

Homeschool Days are designed for families with elementary-age students. They happen rain or shine, and tickets are NONREFUNDABLE. Picnics and leashed animals are welcome on the grounds only. Tickets are $11 per student and $20 per adult. Family rates (up to 2 adults and 3 children) are available for $50 for non-members or $40 for members. Children ages 0-4 are free but do require a ticket.

  • April 12, 2024

    Springtime on the Plantation: In spring, the Earth wakes up! Wildlife emerges from hibernation, fish return to creeks, and birds begin to make a stir. For plantation owners, spring was a time to plant crops, plan gardens and set goals for the coming year. Join as we explore the types of wildlife at The Hermitage as well as the many types of work enslaved people were performing for the Jacksons. This program does not include a tour of The Hermitage Mansion.

Homeschool Workshops

From learning military drills to celebrating the holidays at The Hermitage, our Homeschool workshops are two-hour, focused classes on various topics, specifically developed for secondary students in grades 6-12! For questions, please contact our Education Department or call 615-889-2941 ext. 241.

Homeschool Workshops are designed for older students in grades 6-12. These two-hour programs are intensive courses designed for students to explore topics such as the U.S. Constitution, economics and the American presidency. Each workshop includes all materials and instruction, as well as access to The Hermitage’s grounds, museum and film. Mansion Tours can be added to the workshop for a small fee, subject to availability. Homeschool Workshops run from 10 a.m. to noon. 

Admission & Schedule

Homeschool Workshops are designed for secondary students in grades 6 – 12. Parents and younger siblings may enjoy the site while older students attend the workshop. Tickets are $25 per student and happen rain or shine and are NONREFUNDABLE. General admission rates apply to parents and siblings. Children ages 0-4 are free but do require a ticket.

Scouting Groups

Any program can be reserved by a scouting group. Like K12 groups, we can bring a program to your troop or den, or you may visit us at The Hermitage. Scouts will receive a patch at the conclusion of their visit. More programs that specifically meet badge requirements are currently in development.

The Hermitage also offers Hands on History programs for Homeschool and Scouting groups of 15 or more students. For more information on Homeschool Days or Hands on History programs, contact us.

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Pricing

Groups over 15 Scouts

For groups of less than 15, contact our Director of Education at 615-889-2941 ex. 243.

  • Scouts
    $11/scout
  • Adults
    $22/adult
  • Non-participating children ages 6-12
    $10/child
  • One free teacher/chaperone per ten Scouts
    Free

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