The Hermitage By Wagon Tour

The Hermitage by Wagon tour offers visitors a look into The Hermitage’s past from a unique perspective. This 30-minute horse-drawn wagon tour winds through Andrew Jackson’s scenic plantation. Included on the tour are several archaeological sites associated with slavery and farming, including the First Hermitage, the cotton gin site and the field quarters. As visitors enjoy the nostalgia of a carriage ride and the beauty of a once prosperous plantation, the tour guide relays stories of the enslaved community who once lived and worked here. Their lives were closely intertwined with the Jacksons, and it is the enslaved people’s story that The Hermitage by Wagon Tour shares.

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 November, weather permitting.

We are also introducing a new Holidays and Harvest Carriage Tour this season! The modified holiday ride will run Fridays through Sundays, November 22 – December 22 (weather permitting) with daily tours running December 23 – 29. Tickets can be purchased at the ticket office.

Holiday and Harvest Carriage Tour

The Holiday and Harvest Carriage Tour explores the similarities and differences of how the enslaved people and the Jackson family celebrated the Holidays.  The carriage takes guests out among the areas where the enslaved people celebrated the Holidays and the close of the harvest season. The Holiday and Harvest tour focuses on the men, women, and children who lived beyond the mansion, sharing their stories and experiences so they are not forgotten.

It may be chilly outside but guests can snuggle under warm blankets, sip on a hot beverage, and enjoy the sound of sleigh bells while experiencing the full extent of Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage. When guests return they may be able to enjoy singing Christmas carols by a crackling fire while warming up their fingers and toes!

 

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