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Key Info

4580 Rachel's Lane

Price & Hours

$20 for adults; $15 for kids 13-18; $10 for ki...
Hours vary seasonally

Details

Historic Homes/Mansions, Museums, Sightseeing Type
2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
3.7

scorecard

  • 4.0Value
  • 3.5Facilities
  • 4.5Atmosphere

Constructed in 1821 for President Andrew Jackson, this Greek Revival mansion now stands as a National Historic Landmark and a preserved window into the president's home life. Most of us may be familiar with Jackson from his role in the War of 1812, his stint as president and his appearance on the $20 bill, but a tour of the 1,000-acre estate provides a more up-close-and-personal look. Along the guided tour you'll see the main house, the kitchen, an original log cabin, Jackson's tomb and the Old Hermitage Church. Another popular exhibit tells the story of the 150 slaves that worked on the grounds from 1804 to 1865.Travelers said the tour of the property was educational, engaging and informative, adding it's well worth the entry fee.

Since much of the tour is spent outside, recent visitors recommend wearing comfortable shoes and dressing for the weather. Located about 12 miles east of downtown, The Hermitage is open daily Oct. 16 to March 14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 15 to Oct. 15. Admission ranges from $10 for children ages 6 to 12 to $20 for adults. Children ages 5 and younger are granted free admission. For more information, consult The Hermitage's website.

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