Digging In Arboretum Tours

Get a first-hand look at The Hermitage Arboretum

Dig in and explore the natural beauty in 1,120 acres of green spaces, forests and fields on The Hermitage Arboretum tour in Nashville.

Get a first-hand look at The Hermitage arboretum and join in conversation about our efforts to maintain these trees and shrubs for educational and scientific purposes.

The arboretum has nearly 100 trees, including two Davidson County Champion American holly trees, six nearly 200-year-old cedar trees that line the mansion carriage drive, 19 species of oak trees and, of course, five species of hickory trees for “Old Hickory,” Andrew Jackson’s nickname.

Arboretum Tours Sell Out Quickly, So Purchase Tickets Ahead of Time!

Tour are offered quarterly, on the third Thursday of the month, giving visitors the chance to identify trees in all four seasons.


  • Arboretum Tour Schedule

    The Digging In: Arboretum Tour is an hour-long walking tour of the arboretum with a member of our garden team. Tours will take place quarterly, in July, November, January and April.

  • Arboretum Tour Times

    Arboretum tours will begin at 10:30 a.m. Please arrive early. Tours will start right on time, and we don’t want any explorers left behind!

  • Tickets

    Tickets are $30 for members and non-members.

  • What’s Included

    Grounds Pass, granting Arboretum Tour guests access to the Born for a Storm exhibit, the Jackson film, historic garden, historic buildings (excluding the interior of the Hermitage mansion) and more.

Explore our Grounds

Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage is certified as a Level III Arboretum by the Tennessee Urban Forestry Council.

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Purchase your arboretum tour tickets now, before they sell out!

Tickets are $30 for members and non-members. Each person must have a ticket to enter. A portion of all sales will support the Andrew Jackson Foundation’s mission to preserve the home place of Andrew Jackson, create learning opportunities and inspire informed citizenship.