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February 2020

Student Holds an American Flag During a Field Trip to The Hermitage
$18

Hermitage Homeschool Day

Friday, February 7, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

What motivates states to leave the Union? South Carolina first tested this question in 1832, over frustration with federal taxation policies and the Tariff of Abominations. Would you respond the same way Andrew Jackson did? Designed for middle and high school learners, this program explores the decisions and implications of the Nullification Crisis of 1832. Roleplay the major characters in this episode and decide what you think is best for the Union.

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Preserving Your Family History

Saturday, February 8, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Join us for a FREE day of preserving your family stories and mementos. Hosted in the historic Tulip Grove Mansion at Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage, the community is invited to explore the many ways to research family history and genealogy. There will be experts on-hand throughout the day to answer questions and offer advice. Guests are welcome to participate in all or some of the special scheduled programs at no additional cost. This day is offered in partnership with the Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society (AAHGS) of Nashville.

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In Their Footsteps Tours

Friday, February 14 - Sunday, March 1

In honor of Black History Month, Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage will offer select stories from the upcoming “In Their Footsteps: Lives of the Hermitage Enslaved” tour free with admission on select weekends. These stories will highlight the lives of the enslaved men and women who lived at The Hermitage during the life of Andrew Jackson and beyond his death. Tour guides will discuss how vital their lives were to the operation of the plantation, the harsh reality of the enslaved system and how these men and women endured until gaining their freedom.

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Black History Month: Memorial Service

Saturday, February 29, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Join us for our annual commemoration of those once enslaved at The Hermitage and throughout the country. Held at The Hermitage Church, the service will feature music and special remarks, followed by a procession to the slavery memorial, “Follow the Drinking Gourd,” located behind the church. One hundred and fifty flowers will be laid, marked with the names of all those known to have been enslaved at The Hermitage. Complimentary hot chocolate will be served following the service.   The…

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March 2020

President Jackson’s 253rd Birthday Celebration

Sunday, March 15, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Come celebrate President Jackson’s 253rd birthday on Sunday, March 15 with us and receive half-price general admission for the day! The celebration will include our annual wreath-laying ceremony with the Tennessee National Guard and U.S. 7th Infantry at 11 a.m. at the President’s Tomb. Join us for a day of ceremony and celebration as we observe the birthday of President Andrew Jackson. The orphaned son of Irish immigrants, Jackson grew up to become one of America’s foremost military heroes, political…

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$10

Yoga at The Hermitage

Tuesday, March 31, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Join us for a transformative 8-week experience of Yoga at The Hermitage! Yoga has the power to change individuals and communities through healing and connection. Small World Yoga will offer Tuesday evening sessions at surprise locations across The Hermitage grounds this spring, March 31 - May 19, 2020 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

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April 2020

Family with Hermitage Interpreter on a Tour Employment opportunities
$18

Hermitage Homeschool Day

Friday, April 3, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Farming this plantation wasn’t just man’s work. Come see what life looked like for the women on the plantation as we explore the lives of Rachel and Sarah Jackson who organized and oversaw the work of the household and the enslaved staff who supported them. Learn about Gracy, Louisa, Hannah, Betty, and the many other women whose special skills kept people fed, clean, clothed, healthy, and wealthy.

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$10

Yoga at The Hermitage

Tuesday, April 7, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Join us for a transformative 8-week experience of Yoga at The Hermitage! Yoga has the power to change individuals and communities through healing and connection. Small World Yoga will offer Tuesday evening sessions at surprise locations across The Hermitage grounds this spring, March 31 - May 19, 2020 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

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$10

Yoga at The Hermitage

Tuesday, April 14, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Join us for a transformative 8-week experience of Yoga at The Hermitage! Yoga has the power to change individuals and communities through healing and connection. Small World Yoga will offer Tuesday evening sessions at surprise locations across The Hermitage grounds this spring, March 31 - May 19, 2020 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

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$10

Yoga at The Hermitage

Tuesday, April 21, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Join us for a transformative 8-week experience of Yoga at The Hermitage! Yoga has the power to change individuals and communities through healing and connection. Small World Yoga will offer Tuesday evening sessions at surprise locations across The Hermitage grounds this spring, March 31 - May 19, 2020 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

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