General Jackson welcomed many important visitors to The Hermitage throughout his life. Continuing his tradition, we welcome you to an enjoyable experience with family and friends as you tour Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage – Home of the People’s President. We offer many regular and seasonal tours and exhibits that are included with your admission ticket or available for purchase. Get more information about admission and hours to plan your visit.
Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage is OPEN Thursday through Monday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the last ticket sold at 4 p.m.
We will continue to prioritize the safety of all visitors, staff and volunteers throughout our reopening process. To provide an orderly transition while maintaining safety, our reopening is organized into three phases:
- Phase 1: Grounds Pass only, with several restrictions
- Phase 2: Grounds Pass plus, with some restrictions lifted
- Phase 3: Full Access, with most restrictions lifted
We are currently in Phase 2.
Be sure to check out our digital resources as well. From views of the mansion and our historic garden to discussions with our curatorial team and even our president and CEO, we share little-known facts about The Hermitage and even Andrew Jackson himself, as well as insights on why our team members choose to work at the home of the 7th president. We hope you will enjoy these videos and find them helpful, encouraging and timely. Visit our Videos page for all of our offerings. We also will share updates on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
We are excited to launch three of our audio tours, accessible to you from any of your devices. Just click here to take the General Jackson Tour, Rachel Jackson Tour or Poll the Parrot’s Tour. You can also play a part in helping to preserve our site by donating here.
Groups are graciously welcomed to The Hermitage. Learn more about group rates and reserving a group tour.
We strongly encourage purchasing General’s Tour tickets, as well as tickets for specialty tours, in advance. We have reduced our daily capacity for all tours that include mansion access to comply with Metro Nashville COVID guidelines for ensuring a safe visit for all of our guests.
Hermitage Grounds PassThe Grounds Pass allows visitors access to our 1,120 acres full of history and tranquil beauty—perfect for enjoying the outdoors while continuing to remain safely distanced. The grounds include a historic garden, field quarters, historical markers, wildlife, hiking trail, historic buildings (not including the Hermitage mansion) and more.
General’s TourThe General’s Tour, named after General Jackson himself, includes admission to the grounds, the Hermitage mansion, a self-guided audio tour and a self-guided tour of the farmland that was once The Hermitage.
Commander in Chief Tour3 p.m. every 1st & 3rd Thursdays of the month | $150 Per Person
Experience Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage in an exclusive tour with the President and CEO of the Andrew Jackson Foundation, Howard J. Kittell. The new walking tour gives visitors a 90-minute glimpse of the grounds, mansion, garden and tomb where the President and Mrs. Jackson are buried. While in the mansion, visitors have the opportunity to take in the view from the beautiful Hermitage balcony!
The Hermitage Enslaved: A Wagon TourCurrently Not Available
The Hermitage Enslaved: A Wagon Tour takes visitors beyond the Hermitage mansion and into the plantation fields where the majority of the enslaved men, women and children worked and lived under the ownership of Andrew Jackson.
In Their Footsteps: Lives of the Hermitage Enslaved Tour1 p.m. Thursdays – Mondays | $45 Per Person
The “In Their Footsteps” walking tour highlights the lives of the enslaved men, women and children who worked within the mansion during the life of Andrew Jackson and their stories beyond Jackson’s death and emancipation.