Nashville Fall Events: Visit The Hermitage for Fall Family Fun!

Nashville Fall Events: Visit The Hermitage for Fall Family Fun

Summer may be winding down, with the countdown to fall ticking away. If you’re looking for things to do in Nashville this fall, the home of the 7th president has exciting events in store for this September, October and November. And with cooler weather and changing leaves just a few weeks away, we can’t think of a better time to make a visit to The Hermitage.


Fall Fest at The Hermitage (FREE FESTIVAL ADMISSION!)

October 5, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. | October 6, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage will host its seventh annual Fall Fest on Saturday, October 5, and Sunday, October 6. This spectacular weekend includes art, music and history. Proceeds from the festival benefit the many projects and programs at Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage.

This year’s family-friendly event includes nearly 50 outstanding artists and craftsmen, live music and the Ajax Family Area, where children and adults can participate in historical and cultural activities. Food and drink vendors will also be on-site offering taste-tempting fare to complete your day.

Admission to the festival is free to the public.


Yoga at The Hermitage

Tuesdays | 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. | September 3 – October 22

Join us for a transformative eight-week experience of Yoga at The Hermitage. Yoga has the power to change individuals and communities through healing and connection. We are excited to partner with Small World Yoga for evening sessions at locations across The Hermitage grounds this fall, September 3 through October 22. Perfect for everyone from beginners to advanced practitioners. From the garden fit for a First Lady and Alfred’s Cabin to the front lawn of the president’s house, your view and connection to history will change every week.

Tickets are available for $10 per class, or the full eight-week series can be purchased for $70.


Ghost Tours

Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays | 7 p.m. & 9 p.m. | September 18 – November 9

Explore the haunted side of history during our Hermitage Ghost Tours! After dark this fall, embark on a distinctly spooky voyage at Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage as you explore the mansion, grounds and cemetery by lantern light. Along the way, guides present stories of strange encounters on the site, such as the ghosts of the Battle of New Orleans and Jackson’s infamous meeting with Tennessee’s own Bell Witch. Beware of eerie encounters, possibly even with President Jackson himself.

Ghost Tours run September 18 through November 9 at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased here.


Conversations with the Classics

Three special evenings in the 19th-century literary world are planned at Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage this fall in our Conversations with the Classics series. Featuring the works and lives of Charles Dickens, Edgar Allan Poe and Washington Irving, you are invited to step away from the screens and join us fireside as we welcome this three-part author series to our site. Tickets for the Conversations with the Classics series are $105. Individual event tickets can be purchased for $40.

Mr. Dickens is Coming to Nashville!

September 19-20 | 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Mr. Dickens is Coming to Nashville! is a lighthearted and varied look at the life and character of Charles Dickens. Starring Gerald Dickens, the great-great-grandson to the famous writer, this performance will highlight scenes from the author’s works, diary extracts and observations from those who knew and worked with him.

A Dark & Stormy Night with Edgar Allan Poe

October 18-19 | 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.

A Dark & Stormy Night with Edgar Allan Poe will be an evening of macabre and mystery with one of the Jacksonian Era’s premiere writers. Sit fireside and hear “Poe” regale his audience with dramatic readings, both humorous and terrifying. Featuring renowned New England literary historian, Rob Velella, this is a spellbinding performance not to be missed. And don’t miss Brunch with Poe the morning of September 19!

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow with Washington Irving

November 7-8 | 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.

At The Legend of Sleepy Hollow with Washington Irving, you can hear “Irving” read one of his most famous stories, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” and share tales of his exciting life and the people he encountered, including mentoring writers like Edgar Allan Poe. Irving also traveled through Indian Territory in Oklahoma during Jackson’s presidency—and will disclose details of those journeys during this event.


Dog Days at The Hermitage

Last Saturday of the Month | August – November | Optional Hike at 10 a.m.

Who doesn’t love a day with their favorite four-legged friend? And when you combine that with a hike on the trail and grounds of Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage, you’re in for a “pawfect” time.

Dog Days at The Hermitage runs the last Saturday of every month through November. Dogs and their humans can enjoy the acreage of our site, walking the grounds and taking in the preserved natural surroundings and historic 19th-century buildings. At 10 a.m. on Dog Days, you can also Hike the Hermitage, which is a 60-minute walking tour with a Hermitage team member sharing stories of the Hermitage community and exploring the outer edges of the historic area, including untouched fields and enslaved quarter sites. Tickets start at $8.