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 program activities are from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and, in addition to the specific educational focus for the day, include an interpreter-led tour of the mansion, self-guided tour of the Hermitage grounds, exhibit and film. Pack a picnic lunch and eat at the tables available on the property or eat in our onsite cafe.

Admission & Schedule

Admission to Homeschool Days is $48 per family, per date. This price includes four family members (one adult + three children), including those under the age of 5. Additional admissions may be added for the discounted rate of $18/adult and $11/student. Additional children 0-5 years old are free.

  • February 16, 2022

    From Slave to Archaeologist: Washington Townsend was born on The Hermitage farm in 1831. After Emancipation, Townsend moved to Ohio, where he became an archaeologist for the Ohio Archaeological Society. Practice your own archaeological skills and write your own stories about the past!

  • April 13, 2022

    The Hermitage in Bloom: Join us as we welcome spring to the farm. Learn about the Garden as well as the cropland and animals. Make a special gift to take home for someone special.

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 under 15 Scouts
  • Scouts
    $11/scout
  • Adults
    $22/adult
  • Non-participating children ages 6-12
    $10/child
  • One free teacher/chaperone per ten Scouts
    Free

Pricing

Groups with more than 15 Scouts
  • Scouts
    $10/scout
  • Adults
    $22/adult
  • Non-participating children ages 6-12
    $10/child
  • One free teacher/chaperone per ten Scouts
    Free

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