Hermitage offers after-hours holiday tours


Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage will host a limited number of after-hours holiday tours this December, giving visitors the opportunity to experience an authentic Jackson family Christmas and celebrate the season at the presidential home east of Nashville.

The 90-minute tours discuss the origins and meanings behind some of the Jackson family’s favorite holiday traditions, such as why the family never had a Christmas tree and why they hung stockings on the sofa. 

“The holiday tours allow our guests to experience Christmastime at The Hermitage just as President Jackson and his family did in the early 19th century. It’s one of my favorite tours because it captures the season and the time period so well,” said Howard Kittell, president and CEO of The Hermitage.

Holiday tours are scheduled for Dec. 1, 2, 8, 9, 15 and 16. All holiday tours begin at 7 p.m., and tickets are $30 per person. To learn more about the holiday tours and to purchase tickets, visit www.thehermitage.com.

About Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage

Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage: Home of the People’s President is one of the largest and most visited presidential homes in the United States. Opened as a museum in 1889, it is one of the nation’s oldest presidential sites, drawing more than 192,000 visitors each year. Located 12 miles northeast of downtown Nashville, The Hermitage is a 1,120-acre National Historic Landmark with 27 restored buildings, 12 dating to Jackson’s ownership, including his 1836 mansion and tomb, slave cabins, garden, and the church he had constructed for his beloved wife, Rachel. In the Andrew Jackson Visitor Center, guests can experience Andrew Jackson: Born for a Storm, a new interactive exhibit about the life and profound impact of our seventh president on the history of the United States. Admission is free for active duty military and half-price for veterans. For more information, visit www.thehermitage.com.