The Hermitage By Wagon Tour
The Hermitage by 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. On the tour, your wagon driver will convey the story of how the cash crop of cotton and the forced labor needed to produce it were vital to the economy and lifestyle of the Jackson family. You will have the opportunity to view archaeological sites associated with slavery, cotton and farming on the Hermitage grounds, including the cotton gin site and the foundations of four of the field quarter houses. Tours are 30 minutes.
Purchase tickets for The Hermitage by Wagon Tour at the ticket office for $12 per person in addition to regular admission. Children age 5 and under ride for free. The traditional wagon accommodates 15 people per trip and operates from March to December with holiday tours, weather permitting.