Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage plantation: museum and wedding receptions

The Hermitage was Andrew Jackson’s (7th president of the US) plantation near Nashville Tennessee. Opened as a museum In 1889, the Hermitage shows visitors Andrew Jackson’s life and the antebellum South in general.

You can rent the Hermitage property for private gatherings (not the home itself, but his property). I know someone who had his wedding reception at the Hermitage in Nashville. They say that Andrew Jackson loved weddings and was a great host. According to the Hermitage website, that tradition continues today:

As you plan your wedding, reception, corporate function, business meeting, or family reunion, The Hermitage will help you create a historic occasion that will be long remembered. Our friendly staff will assist in helping make your event truly one-of-a-kind. Just 20 minutes from downtown Nashville and 15 minutes from the Nashville International Airport, The Hermitage offers a diverse selection of facilities with endless possibilities. From an elegant mansion to quaint cabins or formal gardens to expansive lawns, and even a historic church there is something for everyone at The Hermitage!

They say that prices are reasonable.

If you’re not getting married, you may want to just visit. In addition to Andrew Jackson’s house and museum, Andrew and Rachel Jackson’s tombs are located in the Hermitage garden. I’ll list standard hours and prices below – for an additional fee, you can get a wagon tour.


The Hermitage is open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from April 1 – October 15, and 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p. m. from October 16 – March 31. The Hermitage is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the third week in January.


Adults $14.00

Seniors $12.00

Students (13-18) $10.00

Children (6-12) $ 6.00

Children (5 & under) Free

Family Pass $38.00

(2 Adults and 2 Children; Each Additional

Child $6.00)

On Apirl 12, 2007 there is a free event for the Spirit of Nashville Exhibit Reception – April 12th is a Thursday, and the event is from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. The exhibit features 26 prints, artist notes, original sketches, and reference photos from the award-winning collection.

I’ll miss the free stuff, but I think a stop at the Hermitage can easily be incorporated into my Elizabethtown road trip.

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