You can find all the information you need to visit Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage below, including how to find discounts on tickets.
Adult admission is between $22 and $50, depending on which ticket package you purchase.
Tip: If you want to purchase a city pass that will give you a bulk discount on multiple attractions, the Nashville Sightseeing Pass includes general admission entry to Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage.
General Admission Pricing
Includes a self-guided audio tour of grounds, a tour of the mansion, and access to the plantation.
*These are the new prices as of July 2019.
President’s Tour Pricing
Includes General Admission access plus upgraded self-guided device with images and maps and a 10% discount in the museum shop.
Includes a General Admission ticket, plus a 1.5-hour VIP guided tour in a small group with access to the mansion’s balcony.
For an additional $12 per person (Ages 5 and under Free), you can tour the grounds by Wagon. There is a lot to cover on the plantation and this guided 30 minute horse drawn carraige is a unique way to do it.
Tours begin behind the house.
Note that there is no cover from rain or sun and you do not leave the wagon at any point on the tour.
If you’re considering purchasing a tourist pass, Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage General Admission entry is included with the Nashville Sightseeing Pass.
This section will outline what you can expect at The Hermitage, hours of operation, exhibits, and how to get there.
Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage is where the 7th United States President lived with his wife and family along with nine slaves. While living on the property in a log cabin, Andrew Jackson had the mansion built in 1821, and it has been renovated and re-built a few times since then.
It has now been restored to its 1837 condition and is now one of the most accurately-preserved presidential residences in the United States. You’ll have access to the grounds, gardens, Mansion, and slave quarters, as well as a Visitor Center Museum.
The Hermitage is located a 20-minute drive from downtown Nashville. We recommend driving or taking a taxi or rideshare for convenience. If you are driving, use this Google link to get directions from your specific starting location.
4580 Rachel’s Lane
Hermitage, TN 37076
Note: There is free parking at the Visitor Center.
There are two ways to get to the Hermitage other than by car.
There is one tour that makes a stop at The Hermitage:
There are a few bus stops close to the Hermitage if you’re using buses 34 and 56. We recommend double-checking your directions with Google maps.
The Hermitage is closed for Thanksgiving and Christmas Day, with limited hours on the day before Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve.
While outside the Mansion and on the grounds, take as many pictures as you’d like. Inside the Hermitage, however, no photography is allowed.
Carry on bags, suitcases, and large backpacks are not allowed inside the Mansion. There is a place for you to set bags while touring inside the Mansion. It is just a chair in the lobby (remember to pick it up before you exit the house) so it is not particularly secure.
Food and beverages are also prohibited.
The grounds are stroller-friendly, but you won’t be able to bring it into the house.
What will you see at the Hermitage and Mansion?
In the Visitor Center, you’ll find artifacts and documents about Andrew Jackson’s life and journey from orphan to president. Your self guided audio tour begins here.
Guided tours are offered of the Hermitage mansion. You’ll see inside the rooms, which have been restored to their 1837 condition. It take about 30 minutes to complete the guided tour.
Tours of the mansion run throughout the day every 5 minutes. There is no ticketed time, so arrive at the entrance whenever you’d like to tour. There is likely to be a line but it does move fast. Tours are small, about 10-12 people and you’ll walk throughout the house meeting different docents in each room.
There are stairs and you will be able to tour the second floor if you’re able.
Slavery was the source of Andrew Jackson’s wealth, and the enslaved persons who lived there – men, women, and children – kept the plantation running. The locations of their living quarters and some discarded artifacts can be found on the grounds.
Alfred’s Cabin (pictured above) is mostly original but it is restored to how it would have looked while he lived and worked at The Hermitage after slavery ended, when he was the first tour guide of the house! You can also pay your respects to him, as he is buried in the garden next to the Jacksons.
The Hermitage has also published a list of the enslaved community found from letters, and share that information with the public as well as descendants of the slaves from this and other nearby plantations.
The Garden at the Hermitage is beautiful and for nature lover’s they do offer special Garden guided tours. The one acre plot is full of flora and was known to be a special place to both Andrew Jackson and his wife, Rachel. It is immediately adjacent to the house so can be visited before or after a mansion tour.
Garden tours are included with admission but only run seasonally on weekends.
Within the garden you will find the final resting place of Andrew Jackson, as well as his wife Rachel, extended family and Alfred, an enslaved man who remained here after freedom.
Jackson and his wife lived in a log cabin while the Hermitage as we know it today was being built. Though altered, the original Hermitage remains standing today on the grounds.
If you’d rather have transportation to and from Nashville sorted for you by a tour company, Gray Line Nashville has a Southern Plantations and Presidents Tour that will take you to both Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage and the Belle Meade Plantation. Entrance fees to both locations are included, but lunch at the Hermitage’s restaurant is not.
The tour includes pickup at central Nashville hotels (if tickets are purchased more than 24 hours in advance) and lasts approximately 7 hours from pickup to drop off.