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May 2019

Dog Days at The Hermitage

May 25

Dog Days at the Hermitage Bring out your favorite canine and enjoy the trails and grounds of Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage! Our NEW monthly series will allow dogs and their humans to enjoy the acreage of The Hermitage every last Saturday of the month, from May through November. On Dog Days, visitors can purchase an $8 grounds pass (Members get in FREE!) to walk the grounds, hike the trails and enjoy the preserved natural surroundings and historic 19th-century buildings. OR for…

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For Duty & Honor: Tennessee’s Mexican War Experience

May 27, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

In 1846, tens of thousands of Tennesseans responded to the Federal government’s call to arms, far surpassing the government’s request and securing the state’s long-lasting title as The Volunteer State. Join Andrew Jackson's Hermitage this Memorial Day to hear the stories of the Tennesseans who volunteered to fight in the Mexican-American War of 1846-48. In his new book, For Duty and Honor: Tennessee’s Mexican War Experience, Dr. Tim Johnson provides historical and political context for the war while also exploring…

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Homeschool Days

May 31, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

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 Patrick Martin at [email protected] or 615-889-2941 ex. 241.   Pricing: Adults $16, Children (18 and under) $9 and Family Pass (1 Adult + 3 Children) $40.    May 31—Smell, Touch,…

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June 2019


The Farewell Tour: Lafayette’s 1824-1825 American Journey

June 2, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Frenchman Marquis de Lafayette fought in the American Revolutionary War, distinguishing himself in battle and earning his reputation as an intelligent leader. He returned to France after the war but maintained strong ties with the leaders of the young country. In 1824, Lafayette accepted an invitation from President James Monroe to visit the United States. He was welcomed as a hero by cheering crowds as he journeyed through all 24 states. That 13-month journey is the focus of The Lafayette…

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Painting with the President

June 2, 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Join us for a night of art and ambiance in the garden of The Hermitage! Guests will have the chance to learn how to paint the natural environment from local masters and will leave with their own watercolor painting of The Hermitage landscape. The evening will include all painting materials. Wine and cheese will be served at 5:30 p.m., and the class will begin promptly at 6 p.m. Space is limited, so reserve your spot quickly! Tickets are $25 for…

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Navy Week Kickoff

June 3, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage is proud to partner with the United States Navy to kickoff Nashville Navy Week 2019! Bring your family out for an exciting day of activities on the high seas!  All ages are welcome. The Hermitage is honored to always offer free admission for active military service members, as well as $10 off veteran admission. Activities will be held at the Cabin by the Spring.   A Sailor’s Life on the USS Constitution! 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.…

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Family Fun Day

June 15, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Family Fun Day: Sports & Games! Saturday, June 15 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Join us Father’s Day weekend for a day filled with games and sports! Get a chance to play real 19th-century Vintage Base Ball with our home team, the Cumberlanders, as they scrimmage in the Orchard Field. Then let’s go fly a kite! Make your own custom kite, then race across the back field and see whose can fly the highest. Ask Anthony the Balloon Kid to…

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Vintage Baseball

June 16, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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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Juneteenth Commemoration

June 22, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Join The Hermitage in commemorating Juneteenth week with a day of programs featuring The Slave Dwelling Project.   Inalienable Rights: History Through the Eyes of the Enslaved 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The event is free for Members or with paid General Admission. In 1860, 4 million people were enslaved in the United States. The Hermitage estimates that 300 men, women and children were owned by Andrew Jackson during his life. Their lives, relationships and jobs were complicated and varied. The…

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Campfire Conversation with The Slave Dwelling Project

June 22, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

FREE PROGRAM Join us for an evening of conversation with the founder and team behind The Slave Dwelling Project. This organization brings much-needed attention to the importance of former slave dwellings and the need to preserve them and recognize them within our communities. Through the simple act of sleeping in a structure, they highlight the dangers posed to these structures and the stories that could be lost along with them. The organization’s founder, Joseph McGill, has reached more than 90…

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