Free with Admission!
The men may have owned to the property, but it’s the Hermitage women who made sure it stayed afloat! Sit under the shade with Rachel Donelson Jackson as she offers tales of her adventurous life and marriage to Andrew Jackson. Her niece Emily Donelson and daughter-in-law Sarah Yorke Jackson, who lived 56 years as mistress of The Hermitage, may also be there to share their own stories of life in Washington and Nashville. Additionally, head to the Triplex and learn about the enslaved women like Hannah, Betty, and Gracie who lived under the yoke of enslavement and struggled to maintain a life and family despite their hardships.