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Andrew Jackson's Hermitage

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Andrew Jackson's Hermitage: Home of the People's President is an 1120-acre historic site in Nashville, Tennessee. In addition to being the home of America's 7th president, it was also the home of 150-308 enslaved people between 1804 and 1865. We are the second-oldest presidential museum, open since 1889. Today, the site includes 11 historic structures, extensive grounds open for exploration, over 1 million artifacts, museum, film, gift shop, picnic areas, and a robust series of public and family programs, both virtual and in-person.






Programs by Andrew Jackson's Hermitage

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America's Duel: The War of 1812

To a man of the 19th century like Andrew Jackson, a duel was more than a fight to the death. It was a means of retribution. It was a means of defending honor. Some view the War of 1812 as a duel with the British and the 2nd war of American...


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Andrew Jackson and the Bank War

When Andrew Jackson was elected in 1828, he brought the promise to reform government with him, and high on his list was the “corrupt” and “monstrous” Bank of the United States. In a protracted battle over a national banking system Jackson reshaped...


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Andrew Jackson: Q&A

Are you studying about Andrew Jackson or Jacksonian America? Join The Hermitage's Education Director, and let your students fire away with questions!


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Slavery at The Hermitage

At the peak of The Hermitage’s production, Andrew Jackson owned about 150 slaves. How does one become a slave? How could widespread slavery happen in a country built on freedom? What would life be like for a slave at The Hermitage? These questions...


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The Corrupt Bargain: The Election of 1824

"The Corrupt Bargain" takes an interactive look at the election that changed the course of American history, examining the question of whether or not our nation is a republic, or a democracy.


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The Importance of Andrew Jackson

There is plenty of debate about where Andrew Jackson ranks among the best presidents in our country's history, but it cannot be understated that he was one of our most important presidents. This program examines the life and legacy of Andrew...


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Trail of Tears

The Trail of Tears is an interactive examination of the events leading up to, and resulting from, the removal of Native Americans from the southeast to land west of the Mississippi.


More About This Provider

Type of Organization



Erin Adams
4580 Rachel's Lane
Hermitage TN 37076
United States

Primary Disciplines

The programs of Andrew Jackson's Hermitage cover:

Problem Based Learning
Video Conferencing Awareness
Video Conferencing Integration
Video Conferencing Planning and Implementation
Social Studies/History
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Awards, Quotes, Testimonials

"This was a wonderful opportunity for my students to have an expert on Andrew Jackson share important information in an interesting and fun way."
-11th grade teacher, Prince George High School (VA)