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The Hermitage

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4580 Rachel's Lane
Nashville, TN 37076 United States

Upcoming Events

June 2017

Purchase Original Artwork of The Hermitage

June 1 @ 8:00 am - October 31 @ 5:00 pm

Paintings of The Hermitage scenes are available in our gift shop through a collaboration with The Chestnut Group, a nonprofit alliance of landscape artists whose mission is to preserve the scenic environments of Middle Tennessee. With over 200 members, the group works with many local and historic properties, including Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, to raise money toward the conservation of these sites. The artists paint plein air, a French expression for painting outside in the open air, to create beautiful works of…

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September 2017

The Art of Painting History

September 24 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Free with Admission! Meet artist Ralph Earl and hear about his close relationship with his patron Andrew Jackson and the history he witnessed from behind the easel. Earl not only painted numerous portraits of Jackson beginning after the Battle of New Orleans, he married into the family and lived with them at The Hermitage and The White House. He died shortly after their return from Washington.

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Fall at the Hermitage in Nashville
FREE

5th Annual Fall Fest at The Hermitage

September 30 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Fall Fest at the Hermitage is a spectacular weekend of art, music, and history at Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage: Home of the People’s President.  Proceeds from the festival benefit the Hermitage. Dates and Times 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday, September 30 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Sunday, October 1st For more information, please visit the official Fall Fest website. TICKETS TO FALL FEST ARE FREE!  

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Baseball player swings

Harvest Classic Vintage Base Ball

September 30 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us here at Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage as we wrap up our summer vintage base ball. Games will take place in the fields just behind the tomb and garden area. Guests are encouraged to bring picnic blankets and chairs, seating first-come, first-serve. The Tennessee Association of Vintage Base ball was established in 2012 to entertain and educate our communities by recreating the civility of 19th century base ball. The Association promotes living history by bringing the 19th century to life through…

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October 2017
Fall at the Hermitage in Nashville
FREE

5th Annual Fall Fest at The Hermitage

October 1 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Fall Fest at the Hermitage is a spectacular weekend of art, music, and history at Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage: Home of the People’s President.  Proceeds from the festival benefit the Hermitage. Dates and Times 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday, September 30 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Sunday, October 1st For more information, please visit the official Fall Fest website. TICKETS TO FALL FEST ARE FREE!  

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Baseball player swings

Harvest Classic Vintage Base Ball

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

Join us here at Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage as we wrap up our summer vintage base ball. Games will take place in the fields just behind the tomb and garden area. Guests are encouraged to bring picnic blankets and chairs, seating first-come, first-serve. The Tennessee Association of Vintage Base ball was established in 2012 to entertain and educate our communities by recreating the civility of 19th century base ball. The Association promotes living history by bringing the 19th century to life through…

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$35

Ghost Tours

October 4 @ 7:00 pm - October 31 @ 10:30 pm

Do you believe in ghosts? Do you get a thrill from hearing about paranormal activity? If so, The Hermitage Ghost Tours are for you! Join us for an exclusive, after hours tour through the Mansion and Jackson’s tomb while learning about encounters with those who “haunt the property.” This 90-minute tour tells ghostly tales about the Battle of New Orleans, the Bell Witch, and even the General himself!... You’ll never believe what you are going to hear.. Only 25 people…

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A Dark & Stormy Night with Edgar Allan Poe

October 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for an evening of macabre and mystery with one of the Jacksonian Era’s premiere writers: Edgar Allan Poe! Sit in the ornate 19th-century parlor of Tulip Grove Mansion and hear Mr. Poe regale his audience with dramatic readings both humorous and terrifying.  Following the program, Mr. Poe will be available to mingle with guests and discuss his life and writings while guests enjoy wine in the front hall.  Featuring renowned New England literary historian Mr. Rob Velella, this is a…

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A Dark & Stormy Night with Edgar Allan Poe

October 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Join us for an evening of macabre and mystery with one of the Jacksonian Era’s premiere writers: Edgar Allan Poe! Sit in the ornate 19th-century parlor of Tulip Grove Mansion and hear Mr. Poe regale his audience with dramatic readings both humorous and terrifying.  Following the program, Mr. Poe will be available to mingle with guests and discuss his life and writings while guests enjoy wine in the front hall.  Featuring renowned New England literary historian Mr. Rob Velella, this is a…

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November 2017

An Evening with Mr. Dickens

November 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Get into the holiday spirit and spend an evening by the fireside with Mr. Dickens’ A Christmas Carol! Performed by his great-great-grandson, Mr. Gerald Dickens, guests will get to enjoy a dramatic performance of Dickens’ most famous work in a historic log cabin setting. Using his own adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic Christmas tale, Gerald plays over 30 characters using his vocal and physical talents to bring each scene vividly to life. Following the 90-minute performance, Mr. Dickens will be…

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An Evening with Mr. Dickens

November 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Get into the holiday spirit and spend an evening by the fireside with Mr. Dickens’ A Christmas Carol! Performed by his great-great-grandson, Mr. Gerald Dickens, guests will get to enjoy a dramatic performance of Dickens’ most famous work in a historic log cabin setting. Using his own adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic Christmas tale, Gerald plays over 30 characters using his vocal and physical talents to bring each scene vividly to life. Following the 90-minute performance, Mr. Dickens will be…

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An Evening with Mr. Dickens

November 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Get into the holiday spirit and spend an evening by the fireside with Mr. Dickens’ A Christmas Carol! Performed by his great-great-grandson, Mr. Gerald Dickens, guests will get to enjoy a dramatic performance of Dickens’ most famous work in a historic log cabin setting. Using his own adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic Christmas tale, Gerald plays over 30 characters using his vocal and physical talents to bring each scene vividly to life. Following the 90-minute performance, Mr. Dickens will be…

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$40

Hermitage Home School Days

November 10 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

November 10, 2017 – Crop to Cloth: Fiber Arts at the Hermitage With its towering trees, fragrant flowers, and manicured lawn the Hermitage today looks like a park! But when Jackson purchased the farm in 1804 his focus was on carving out a life from the land. The Hermitage farm was devoted to producing cotton, Jackson’s cash crop, along with corn and other garden crops to sustain the Hermitage family, enslaved and livestock. Today the Hermitage still maintains a cotton…

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