First Hermitage: Worlds Apart, Side by Side

Learn the remarkable story of future United States President, Andrew Jackson, and his family told through panels and archaeological artifacts at the First Hermitage exhibit.

After Jackson moved to his new brick mansion in 1821, he altered the old two-story log farmhouse to a one-story slave cabin. Until the Civil War, these buildings sheltered some of Jackson’s enslaved workers, a group of people for whom freedom remained a dream deferred.

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