Hermitage Homeschool Days

Upcoming Hermitage Homeschool Days


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! For questions, please contact Patrick Martin at [email protected] or 615-889-2941 ex. 241.


Admission to Homeschool Days is $48 per family, per date. This price includes four family members (1 adult + 3 children), including those under the age of five. Additional admissions may be added for the discounted rate of $18/adult and $11/student. Additional children under five are free.

Advanced ticket purchase recommended. Preorder your tickets here!

August 2, 2019 – Get Back to Nature!  

Did you know Jackson’s name for his home, “hermitage,” means “retreat?” Explore the over 1,100 acres of land, nature trail, and formal garden and see why this name is perfect to describe the Hermitage landscape! Spend time with Hermitage educators learning about how plants were used in the home, conduct your own soil test to measure the richness of the land, and have an up close encounter with feathered friends who call Middle Tennessee home. All activities will take place at the Cabin by the Spring.

October 4, 2019 – A Presidential Toast  

Come experience a presidential visit at Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage! When James Monroe visited Jackson in 1819, it was more than just a friendly visit. Take on the roles of these two men and their supporters as we debate foreign policy and issues of the time, learn about the president’s engagement with citizens, and practice historic table etiquette with a toast. While you’re here, check out the Monroe Exhibit and hear about the roles voting and government play in our society! This homeschool day will be geared more toward our high school audience, but look out for our other homeschool days to see what we have to offer for other ages.

December 13, 2019 – Christmas at the Hermitage

In 1845, Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage was home to nearly 160 people. For the Jacksons and their family and friends, Christmas was a time of elaborate meals, the exchange of small gifts, and games and musical entertainment. For the enslaved people who lived here, Christmas marked an the end of the cotton harvest, an opportunity to visit with family and friends, celebrate occasions like marriage, and receive tools, clothing, and other supplies for the coming year. Christmas in 1845 looked similar and different than Christmas today, no matter whether someone was slave or free. Join us as we explore holiday traditions across the plantation, with crafts, games, and sweet treats!

Homeschool Days program activities are from 9 am – 12 pm and include an interpreter-led tour of the mansion, self-guided tour of the Hermitage grounds, exhibit galleries, and film.  Pack a picnic lunch and eat at the tables available on the property, or eat onsite in The Kitchen Cabinet Café.


The Hermitage also offers Hands on History programs for homeschool groups of 15 or more students. For more information on Homeschool Days or Hands on History programs please email [email protected].

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