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August 2018

The War of 1812

August 18 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Free with Admission! The conflict that gave Tennessee its nickname “The Volunteer State” and catapulted its hero General Jackson to the national stage, stop by and learn about The War of 1812! Militia soldiers tell stories of their time serving with General Jackson and their experiences during the pivotal Battle of New Orleans, musicians offer samples of the songs and ballads of the era, and children can play period games on the lawn.

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The War of 1812

August 19 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Free with Admission! The conflict that gave Tennessee its nickname “The Volunteer State” and catapulted its hero General Jackson to the national stage, stop by and learn about The War of 1812! Militia soldiers tell stories of their time serving with General Jackson and their experiences during the pivotal Battle of New Orleans, musicians offer samples of the songs and ballads of the era, and children can play period games on the lawn.

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The Business of Horse Racing

August 25 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Free with Admission! Horse-racing was a critical part of building the fortunes of many white landowners in Tennessee, while much of the care, training, and racing of the horses was done by enslaved and free men of color. Explore the stories of The Hermitage’s horse trainers and jockeys who managed President Jackson’s racing stables and helped build the plantation you see today. You’ll also get to meet some of the real carriage horses of today’s Hermitage, and learn their stories…

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The Business of Horse Racing

August 26 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Free with Admission! Horse-racing was a critical part of building the fortunes of many white landowners in Tennessee, while much of the care, training, and racing of the horses was done by enslaved and free men of color. Explore the stories of The Hermitage’s horse trainers and jockeys who managed President Jackson’s racing stables and helped build the plantation you see today. You’ll also get to meet some of the real carriage horses of today’s Hermitage, and learn their stories…

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September 2018

Life in Jackson’s Tennessee

September 1 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Free with General Admission Experience life in Jackson’s Tennessee, from its early days as a frontier state to a bustling and developing commercial center. Guests will get a chance to explore trades and skills needed to build the town of Nashville, from blacksmithing to woodworking to open-hearth cooking. Hear stories of the enslaved and free black citizens and their struggles to create a life and family despite their hardships. You may run into Tennesseans such as Davy Crockett and Sam…

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Life in Jackson’s Tennessee

September 2 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Free with General Admission Experience life in Jackson’s Tennessee, from its early days as a frontier state to a bustling and developing commercial center. Guests will get a chance to explore trades and skills needed to build the town of Nashville, from blacksmithing to woodworking to open-hearth cooking. Hear stories of the enslaved and free black citizens and their struggles to create a life and family despite their hardships. You may run into Tennesseans such as Davy Crockett and Sam…

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$40

Homeschool Days

September 7 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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! Below is the full schedule of events and descriptions of each day. For questions, please contact Amanda Gates at agates@thehermitage.com or 615-889-2941 ex. 250.   Pricing: Adults $16, Children $9 and Family Pass (1 Adult + 3 Children) $40.    September 7—Argggg! How Andrew Jackson Won…

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$18

Middle Tennessee Celtic Festival

September 7 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Highland Games and Celtic Festival returns to the grounds of the historical Hermitage Mansion. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy a fun-filled day of music, dancing, exhibitions, games, competitions, food trucks, and specialty vendors! Middle Tennessee Highland Games is a not-for-profit organization created in July of 2014 with the mission of bringing the Middle Tennessee Highland Games and Celtic Festival back to the middle Tennessee area. A portion of the proceeds will go to their partnering charity Operation Restored Warrior and the…

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$12.50

Middle Tennessee Highland Games

September 8 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Highland Games and Celtic Festival returns to the grounds of the historical Hermitage Mansion. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy a fun-filled day of music, dancing, exhibitions, games, competitions, food trucks, and specialty vendors! Middle Tennessee Highland Games is a not-for-profit organization created in July of 2014 with the mission of bringing the Middle Tennessee Highland Games and Celtic Festival back to the middle Tennessee area. A portion of the proceeds will go to their partnering charity Operation Restored Warrior and the…

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$40

Painting with the President

September 11 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for a night of art and ambiance in the garden of The Hermitage!  Bring a friend to enjoy some wine and create your own watercolor masterpiece to take home. Guests will have the chance to learn from master artists Peach McComb and Kathleen Haynes and paint inside the Hermitage’s tranquil historic garden. Admission includes all painting supplies, one drink ticket and light hors d’oeurves. Additional beverages available for cash purchase.   Space is limited, so reserve your seats…

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