The Hermitage

The Hermitage was the working plantation and home of Andrew Jackson, the 7th President of the United States, from 1804 until his death in 1845. The complicated history of America is tied to his legacy as a soldier and statesman.

Jackson and his wife Rachel lived on the property in several structures. The current 13-room Greek Revival mansion dates from 1837, constructed on the original foundation which was damaged by fire in 1834.

The one acre garden next to the mansion was a favorite spot of both Andrew and Rachel Jackson. The president and his wife are buried there.

In 1856, the State of Tennessee purchased the Hermitage and 500 acres of land from Jackson’s adopted son, Andrew Jackson, Jr. The Jackson family continued to live on the property until 1887.

In 1889, the Ladies’ Hermitage Association was formed to save the propery for future generations in the same way the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association had saved George Washington’s Mount Vernon before the oubreak of the Civil War. The Association opened the Hermitage to the public as a museum that same year. The mansion appears today as it would have in 1837, when Jackson returned to Nashville after completing his second Presidential term.

Today, the Andrew Jackson Foundation operates the mansion, grounds, and museum. During the summer the grounds are open daily for tours from 8:30am-5pm. We encourage you to purchase a ticket and explore the house and grounds.

Ground Rules:

  • If a ball is overthrown into an inaccessible area or out of play, the runners will be allowed to advance one base.

Map:

Address:

The Hermitage
4580 Rachels Ln
Hermitage, TN 37076

The Hermitage is open every day of the year except Thanksgiving and Christmas.

October 16 – March 14
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

March 15 – October 15
8:30 am – 5:00 pm