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The Hermitage

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4580 Rachel's Lane
Nashville, TN 37076 United States

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August 2018
rachel jackson Women of the Hermitage

Women of The Hermitage

August 4 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Free with Admission! The men may have owned to the property, but it’s the Hermitage women who made sure it stayed afloat!  Sit under the shade with Rachel Donelson Jackson as she offers tales of her adventurous life and marriage to Andrew Jackson.  Her niece Emily Donelson and daughter-in-law Sarah Yorke Jackson, who lived 56 years as mistress of The Hermitage, may also be there to share their own stories of life in Washington and Nashville. Additionally, head to the…

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rachel jackson Women of the Hermitage

Women of The Hermitage

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

Free with Admission! The men may have owned to the property, but it’s the Hermitage women who made sure it stayed afloat!  Sit under the shade with Rachel Donelson Jackson as she offers tales of her adventurous life and marriage to Andrew Jackson.  Her niece Emily Donelson and daughter-in-law Sarah Yorke Jackson, who lived 56 years as mistress of The Hermitage, may also be there to share their own stories of life in Washington and Nashville. Additionally, head to the…

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$30

Pinot with the President

August 7 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for a sunset wagon ride and exclusive after-hours access to the home of our 7th president! Guests can enjoy a quiet evening stroll through the gardens, walk through the first floor of the Mansion, visit the historic structures, and take a horse-drawn wagon tour of the grounds.  Wine and cheese will be served outside on the lawn. Guests can arrive anytime during the event, but the last wagon tour will leave at 8:00 pm. Admission does not include…

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Native Americans & Jackson

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

Free with Admission! Explore the dark and complex history of Native Americans during the Jacksonian period. Guests will get the chance to speak with expert historians about native alliances, experiences, and eventual Indian Removal, a dark chapter in our nation’s history. Guests may also encounter famous figures such as Davy Crockett and Sam Houston, who share their firsthand accounts of Tennessee and speaking against the treatment of Native Americans.

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Native Americans & Jackson

August 12 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Free with Admission! Explore the dark and complex history of Native Americans during the Jacksonian period. Guests will get the chance to speak with expert historians about native alliances, experiences, and eventual Indian Removal, a dark chapter in our nation’s history. Guests may also encounter famous figures such as Davy Crockett and Sam Houston, who share their firsthand accounts of Tennessee and speaking against the treatment of Native Americans.

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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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October 2018
FREE

5th Annual Fall Fest at The Hermitage

October 6 @ 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, October 6th 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Sunday, October 7th For more information, please visit the official Fall Fest website. Fall Fest does not include admission into the mansion. TICKETS TO FALL FEST ARE FREE!    

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