In Their Footsteps: Lives of the Hermitage Enslaved Tour

During The Hermitage’s Reopening Plan, In Their Footsteps Tours are limited to 10 people and will only be available at 1 p.m. on Thursdays – Sundays. To provide a safe experience for guests and staff, masks are required to be worn at all times during In Their Footsteps tours to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.


Thanks to the research of the curatorial staff at The Hermitage, tour guides are now able to tell stories highlighting the lives of the enslaved men and women who lived here during the life of Andrew Jackson and beyond his death. Visitors will learn how vital the lives of the enslaved were to the operation of the farm, the harsh reality of the enslaved system and how these men and women endured until gaining their freedom.

An experienced guide will lead you on this walking tour through The Hermitage Grounds and witness the places Enslaved Men, Women, and Children were born, lived, worked and died as you walk “In Their Footsteps.”

Tours are currently being offered at 1 p.m. Thursdays – Sundays.

$35 per person 

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Please be aware of the following:

  • Tickets, once purchased, are non-refundable.
  • “In Their Footsteps” Tours will happen rain or shine, and tickets will NOT be refunded due to weather conditions.
  • There is a maximum of 18 tickets sold for each tour. The total number available will pop up when purchasing tickets. In order for everyone to get the most out of this tour, we are unable to make exceptions to add additional spots. 
  • Each person must have a ticket for this tour. Tours are approximately 90 minutes.