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Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage
Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage

Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage

4580 Rachel’s Lane, Nashville, 37076

The Basics

The Hermitage is much more than an historic home. The 1,120-acre (453-hectare) property has more than 30 historic buildings, large gardens, and the tombs of Andrew Jackson and his wife, Rachel. The property also has a number of historic slave cabins that tell the stories of the people Jackson enslaved to work on his plantation, plus farm buildings, a church, garden, and landscaped grounds.

The Hermitage offers some specialty tours with its docents, and private companies in Nashville also have options for guided visits. Visit on your own for a peaceful afternoon away from the city. Basic admission includes a guided audio tour of the main home, which means you can move through the many rooms at your own pace—an especially popular feature for families touring with kids. Or, join a guided tour to learn more about Jackson’s life in Tennessee.

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Recent reviews from experiences in Nashville

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History bluffs
Shelley_G, Jan 2020
Historic Nashville Tour with Andrew Jackson's Hermitage & Tennessee State Museum
Learnt a lot about the history of Nashville, Tennessee and of course Andrew Jackson. Terry the guide was great.
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Tour
Savannah_S, Nov 2019
Historic Nashville Tour with Andrew Jackson's Hermitage & Tennessee State Museum
Bill was an excellent guide, very knowledgeable and accommodating. Plenty of time to explore the sites.
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Historic Nashville: Andrew Jackson's Hermitage & Belle Meade Plantation
, Oct 2019
Historic Nashville Tour with Andrew Jackson's Hermitage & Tennessee State Museum
Both The Hermitage and the Belle Meade Plantation were great destinations to visit. i was disappointed with he Gray Line Bus Company driver and buffet lunch. He was very knowledgeable and spoke well, however, he lacked a friendly personality and did not interact well with customers. Those individuals that work in the "Hospitality Industry" should be friendly and outgoing. Personally, I did not feel the food was that great and the buffet didn't even have fried chicken breasts.
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A Gem in Nashville
Margaret K, Oct 2019
Historic Nashville Tour with Andrew Jackson's Hermitage & Tennessee State Museum
Great tour of this historic home in Nashville. The guides are very professional and informative. We absolutely enjoyed this tour. Plus it also includes Belle Meade, another beautiful historic mansion and property in Nashville. So interesting...
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Presidents and Plantations
roken85, Oct 2019
Historic Nashville Tour with Andrew Jackson's Hermitage & Tennessee State Museum
The tour was first rate and on schedule. Both the Hermitage and Belle-Meade Plantations are worth visiting to learn and see the local history. The driver was very informative, polite, and did an overall excellent job.
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Hermitage plantation
Jacqueline S, Sep 2019
Historic Nashville Tour with Andrew Jackson's Hermitage & Tennessee State Museum
This was an amazing place, really worth seeing, people that worked there very Informative. Very knowledgeable
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Great!
Stephen_B, Aug 2019
Historic Nashville Tour with Andrew Jackson's Hermitage & Tennessee State Museum
I enjoyed the tour very much. The bus driver gave us a lot of history and information about the sites even before we arrived at each place. The staff in period costumes at the two locations were also knowledgable and a delight to interact with.
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President Jackson and Thoroughbred history.
KEN_R, Jul 2019
Historic Nashville Tour with Andrew Jackson's Hermitage & Tennessee State Museum
The Hermitage (Pres. Jackson's home) was exquisite and remarkably well maintained. It was very interesting learning about the history of both sites and the special efforts made to recover original personal property that was sold during times of financial hardship.
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Enjoyable day and informative too!
Bonnie_N, Jun 2019
Historic Nashville Tour with Andrew Jackson's Hermitage & Tennessee State Museum
Our tour guide Steven was right on time for the pick-up, kept the group on a timely schedule without ever feeling rushed. He shared lots of interesting facts on the drive to/from both Belle Meade and the Hermitage we would unlikely have discovered otherwise. We enjoyed seeing both plantations and getting a good sense of that period of time. It was lovely day for taking the tour and that always helps make any day of site-seeing better too!
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Nice Time
David_A, Apr 2019
Historic Nashville Tour with Andrew Jackson's Hermitage & Tennessee State Museum
It was very interesting, we really enjoyed it. It's amazing how many of the families things survived.
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Great info and memories
Debbi_M, Jul 2018
Historic Nashville Tour with Andrew Jackson's Hermitage & Tennessee State Museum
The guided tours were superb. I loved the time to independently explore the Hermitage and the plantation.
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Beautiful sites and well worth it!
Jeri_G, Jul 2018
Historic Nashville Tour with Andrew Jackson's Hermitage & Tennessee State Museum
Such a wonderful day visiting Belle Meade and the Hermitage! We were visiting Nashville from WI and we're looking to see some historical sites. Staying in downtown Nashville we didn't want to rent a car, so this tour was perfect. We were picked up right from our hotel and dropped off in the early evening. Our driver was very knowledgeable about both sites and was very friendly. We loved everything and are so happy we did the tours.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Most of the Hermitage is wheelchair accessible, and wheelchairs are available to rent free of charge.

  • Tour translations are available in Spanish, German, French, Russian, and Japanese.

  • Those with hearing impairments can request audio tour scripts.

  • Dress for the weather to fully enjoy the grounds.

  • Photography is allowed on the grounds, but not inside the mansion.

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How to Get There

Only 11 miles (18 kilometers) east of Nashville, the Hermitage is most quickly visited by car. It is accessible from I-40 or I-65, and free parking is available at a lot next to the Andrew Jackson Visitor Center. If you don’t have a car, consider booking advanced transportation or taking the bus; the 6 and the 27 both run from central Nashville to the Hermitage.

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When to Get There

The Hermitage is open daily during seasonal hours. It’s open from 8:30am to 5pm from April 1 to October 15 and from 9am to 4:30pm the rest of the year. It is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the third week of January.

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Nashville Historic Homes

The Hermitage isn’t the only historic home around Nashville. Belle Meade Plantation, known as the Queen of the Tennessee Plantations, is another popular choice, as are the Civil War–era Carter House, Belmont Mansion, and the Historic Travellers Rest Plantation and Museum.

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