Back in July while we were in Nashville, TN we wanted to check out The Hermitage – Andrew Jackson’s Home. I found it online and thought that it would be something need to explore! His home is known as The Hermitage and is reputedly the nation’s most authentically preserved early presidential home. It contains original artwork, furniture, textiles, personal items, wallpapers, and much more. This is also one of the oldest and largest historic site museums in the United States; over 15 million people have crossed its threshold and marveled at its beauty!
The mansion has been restored to its 1837 appearance and looks much as it did when Andrew Jackson returned to it after finishing his second term as President. The home was damaged by fire in 1834, however Jackson had it remodeled in the Greek Revival style. The home also contains personal objects, like Jackson’s swords and books, also adorn the home along with the Jackson family’s collection of portraits.
The mansion tour lasts about twenty minutes.
You can also walk along the Hermitage Grounds to see the garden, Jackson’s tomb, slavery homes, farming, and nature.
There is also a Visitor Center where you can watch a twenty-two minute introductory film on Andrew Jackson and The Hermitage.
We also checked out the exhibits on Jackson and The Hermitage at the museum as well as the Hermitage Museum Store.
The Hermitage – Andrew Jackson’s Home is definitely something to check out while you’re in Nashville!