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Andrew Jackson's Hermitage Tickets and Discounts

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You can find all the information you need to visit Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage below, including how to find discounts on tickets.

 

 


HOW MUCH DO TICKETS COST FOR ANDREW JACKSON’S HERMITAGE?

Adult admission is between $18 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.


Hermitage Grounds Pass Pricing

Includes access to the plantation, the garden, field quarters, historical markers, historic buildings, hiking trails and more.

NOTE: Does not include access to the Hermitage Mansion.

*These are the new prices as of September 2021.


Mansion Tour Pricing

Includes Grounds Pass access plus an interpreter-led tour of the mansion and an upgraded self-guided device with images.

  • $24 Adult
  • $15 Youth (Ages 5-12)
  • $21 Senior (Ages 62+)
  • $21 Veterans & Military
  • Free for Kids 4 and Under
  • $72 Family Pass (2 Adults, 2 Youth)

VIP Upgrade

Includes a General Admission ticket, plus a 1.5-hour VIP guided tour in a small group with access to the mansion’s balcony.

  • $50 All Ages/Guests

Wagon Tour

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.

 

Wagon tour of the Hermitage

 

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.

 


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DISCOUNT ANDREW JACKSON’S HERMITAGE TICKETS

This section will cover all the best ways to save money on tickets to Andrew Jackson's Hermitage. We will also include details about discounts that might not currently be available, but could be added in the near future.


1. Use a Tourist Pass

If you’re considering purchasing a tourist pass, Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage General Admission entry is included with the Nashville Sightseeing Pass.

 

 

This pass includes access to dozens of popular attractions in Nashville. If you're planning on visiting multiple locations, a tourist pass is a great way to save money on tickets.


2. Senior Discount

If you're over the age of 62, you are eligible for the senior discount of $3 off the Mansion Tour.


3. Veteran and Military Discount

Both Active Duty Military and Veterans are eligible for a discount of $3 off the Mansion Tour.


4. Discount Sites

There are several coupon sites like Groupon and LivingSocial that often provide discounted tickets to historic and popular attractions such as Andrew Jackson's Hermitage.

These sites also frequently offer coupon codes on local activities for an extra 10% - 20% off.


5. Family Pass

If you're visiting with your family, this ticket option will allow you to save some money. The Family Pass includes admission to the Mansion Tour for 2 adults and 2 youth. 

The price is $72, which is $6 off the general admission prices.


6. Natchez Hill Winery Discount

Every ticket includes a discounted wine tasting at the Natchez Hills Winery at Andrew Jackson's Hermitage. This activity is of course only offered to visitors who are over the age of 21.


7. Group Discount

Andrew Jackson's Hermitage provides a group discount for groups of 15 or more visitors. If you're visiting with a large group, this could be a good way to save money.


8. Education Group Discount

If you're planning a field trip to Andrew Jackson's Hermitage for a class of students, there are discounted prices for students, chaperones, and drivers/escorts.

High School and College Students will pay $14 for tickets, while students K-8 will pay $11. Chaperones, Drivers and Escorts will receive free admission.

Groups must include 15 or more visitors.


9. AAA Discount

This insurance company frequently offers discounts on popular and historic attractions such as Andrew Jackson's Hermitage.

While they might not always offer a lower price, we recommend checking before you purchase a ticket to see if you can save some money on admission.

 


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PLAN YOUR VISIT

This section will outline what you can expect at The Hermitage, hours of operation, exhibits, and how to get there.


What to Expect

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.

 

Hermitage House Nashville

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.


How to Get There

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.


Tour Routes and Public Transportation

There are two ways to get to the Hermitage other than by car.

Tours

There is one tour that makes a stop at The Hermitage:

Public Transportation

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.

  • Hermitage Nb - 6-minute walk
  • Hermitage Sb - 6-minute walk
  • Old Hickory Boulevard & 2nd Street - 11-minute walk

Hours of Operation

  • 8:30 am - 5:00 pm from March 15 - October 15
  • 9:00 am - 4:00 pm from October 16 - March 14

The Hermitage is closed for Thanksgiving and Christmas Day, with limited hours on the day before Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve.


Is photography allowed?

While outside the Mansion and on the grounds, take as many pictures as you’d like. Inside the Hermitage, however, no photography is allowed.


Are bags, backpacks, strollers or food allowed inside?

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.

 


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EXHIBITS

What will you see at the Hermitage and Mansion?

Hermitage Museum Nashville

 


Visitor Center

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.

 

Hermitage Visitor Center Nashville

 


Mansion

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.

 

Touring the Hermitage Nashville

 


Slave Quarters

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.

 

Hermitage Slave Cabin Alfred Nashville

 

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.


Rachel's Garden

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.

Hermitage Garden Tour Nashville


Graves of Andrew Jackson & Family

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.

Andrew Jackson Grave Hermitage Nashville


Original Hermitage

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.

 

Hermitage Original Cabins Nashville


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TOURS

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.

NOTE: This tour is not currently available as of September 2021.

 


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About The Author

Stephen Pickhardt

Stephen is the CEO of Free Tours by Foot and has overseen the transformation of a local walking tour company into a global tour community and traveler’s advice platform. He has personally led thousands of group tours in the US and Europe, and is an expert in trip planning and sightseeing, with a focus on budget travelers. Stephen has been published and featured in dozens of publications including The Wall Street Journal, BBC, Yahoo, Washington.org, and more.
Updated: September 29th, 2021
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