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May 2018

Spring Planting & Foodways

May 26 @ 11:00 am - May 27 @ 5:00 pm

Free with Admission! Stop by and experience springtime at The Hermitage. A busy time in the fields and kitchens, guests can learn about how 19th-century life changed with the seasons. Enslaved and free citizens of Tennessee worked to ensure food and crop production. Saturday, May 26 Behind the Exhibit: Recreating a Food Pantry 11 AM - 1 PM Meet Curator, Dr. Ashley Bouknight, as she takes you behind the process of creating a 19th-century pantry! Watch how to make faux…

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June 2018
$40

Homeschool Day: Celebrate Statehood!

June 1 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

On June 1, 1796, Tennessee became the 16th state to join the Union. Celebrate the state’s 222 birthday with Hermitage educators! Hear about Jackson’s role in forming the state and his political leadership in its beginnings. Practice your skills as a lawmaker and campaigner. Learn about our state symbols and see if you can find them among the Hermitage grounds. We may even fine tune our dancing skills to the Tennessee Waltz! Activities will take place at the Education Building. Admission…

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$5

Dog’s Day

June 2 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join us for a day of dog appreciation and outdoor fun at The Hermitage! NOTE: DUE TO THE SEVERE WEATHER FORECAST, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FROM APRIL 14TH TO JUNE 2ND. The community is invited to bring their favorite canines and enjoy a Dog’s Day at The Hermitage, as we open our historic grounds and nature trails to dogs and their families. Enjoy the preserved woods and historic landscapes with your family, and then stop by the festival area…

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$30

Pinot with the President

June 12 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for a sunset wagon ride and exclusive after-hours access to the home of our 7th president! Guests can enjoy a quiet evening stroll through the gardens, walk through the first floor of the Mansion, visit the historic structures, and take a horse-drawn wagon tour of the grounds.  Wine and cheese will be served outside on the lawn. Guests can arrive anytime during the event, but the last wagon tour will leave at 8:00 pm. Admission does not include…

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Juneteenth Commemoration

June 17 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Free with Admission! On June 19, 1865, word finally reached the westernmost frontier of Texas that the war had ended and all slavery in the United States was finally at an end. Over the decades since, it has become a nationally celebrated moment of emancipation and a new chapter in our history. Explore the in-depth stories of the men and women who were enslaved and emancipated from The Hermitage, and the different paths they took. Staff will offer continuous talks…

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Vintage Base Ball

June 17 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

FREE TO THE PUBLIC* Join The Hermitage for a fun day of base ball with the Nashville Vintage Base Ball League! Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy some old-fashioned ball games on our newly expanded playing field. For this special day full of throwback fun, admission to the Game Field will be FREE to the public! Vendors will be on site with ballpark fare for purchase as well as an organ grinder performing at the games! *Admission to the games does…

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Vintage Base Ball

June 17 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

FREE TO THE PUBLIC* Join The Hermitage for a fun day of base ball with the Nashville Vintage Base Ball League! Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy some old-fashioned ball games on our newly expanded playing field. For this special day full of throwback fun, admission to the Game Field will be FREE to the public! Vendors will be on site with ballpark fare for purchase as well as an organ grinder performing at the games! *Admission to the games does…

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July 2018

Revolutionary Roots

July 1 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Free with Admission! Kick off your Independence Day celebration and explore the revolutionary roots of Tennessee's frontier settlers. Jackson was a child of the American Revolution, and its struggles and ideals shaped the rest of his life. Visitors will get the chance to meet Revolutionary-Era frontiersmen and militia who fought against the British in the southern backcountry. You'll also get the chance to hear from women on the homefront about their experiences and participation in the war. Finish up with…

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$125

Hermitage Pirate Camp

July 9 @ 8:00 am - July 13 @ 12:00 pm

The year is 1814 and General Jackson has received orders from the President to assemble his army and get to New Orleans. The British are advancing and plan to attack! Notorious pirate, Jean Lafitte, has joined Jackson’s army and is preparing to fight! Join the adventure and explore the life of a pirate, the War of 1812, and the battle that shook the world! Now enlisting pirates ages 8-12 to join General Jackson’s fight against the British! Learn how to…

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$125

Hermitage Pirate Camp

July 10 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

The year is 1814 and General Jackson has received orders from the President to assemble his army and get to New Orleans. The British are advancing and plan to attack! Notorious pirate, Jean Lafitte, has joined Jackson’s army and is preparing to fight! Join the adventure and explore the life of a pirate, the War of 1812, and the battle that shook the world! Now enlisting pirates ages 8-12 to join General Jackson’s fight against the British! Learn how to…

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