Hermitage Homeschool Days

Upcoming Hermitage 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.

Please note: Tickets for Homeschool Days must be purchased in advance.

November 17, 2021

What is Thanksgiving? Before we gobble up turkey, dressing and cranberry sauce, let’s learn about the history of our Thanksgiving Day holiday. The real story of Thanksgiving may not be what you think. When Abraham Lincoln declared the third Thursday in November to be a national holiday, he followed the example of other presidents who occasionally declared special days to be dedicated to giving thanks.

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December 8, 2021

Christmas at The Hermitage: In Andrew Jackson’s day, Christmas games, gifts, foods and decorations were important to everyone at The Hermitage. Celebrations looked both similar and different between the white slaveholding class and enslaved African-Americans. Come explore this special season with us.

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February 16, 2022

From Slavery to Archaeology: 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.

 

Admission

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.

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.

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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