Nashville Category: Attractions
At The Hermitage, Encounter, Experience, and Explore the history of Andrew Jackson’s presidential home. From mansion to slave cabin, throughout 1120 acres of ‘much more’ at the home of America’s seventh president, you will be face to face with the times, the challenges, and the contradictions that shaped our young nation. Yesterday is always present at The Hermitage. This is one of America’s premier National Historic Landmarks and is located just 15 minutes from downtown Nashville.
Andrew Jackson always welcomed visitors to his home. Since The Hermitage opened as a museum in 1889, over 16 million people have crossed its threshold and marveled at its beauty. Witness the History at The Hermitage that houses perhaps the most extensive presidential collection from early American history, including original artwork, furniture, textiles, personal items, wallpapers, and much more. The Hermitage is one of the oldest and largest historic site museums in the United States.
These are some interesting facts about Andrew Jackson.
* Andrew Jackson was the only President in American History to pay off the national debt and leave office with the country in the black.
* The first assassination attempt on a sitting U.S. President occurred on January 30, 1835, when Robert Lawrence failed to slay Andrew Jackson.
* Andrew Jackson is the only U.S. President to be censured by the U.S. Senate. The censure was expunged in the last year of his presidency.
* Andrew Jackson helped found and was the first U. S. President to represent the Democratic Party.
* Andrew Jackson was the first President to articulate that as President he represented all the people and that the will of the majority must govern.
* Andrew Jackson exercised his veto power twelve times as resident, more than all of his predecessors combined.
* Andrew Jackson was the first person to serve as a U.S. Representative, Senator, and President.
* Andrew Jackson was the first Governor of Florida.
* Andrew Jackson was the first Tennessean to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives.
* Andrew Jackson was the first President from a state west of the Appalachian Mountains.
Ongoing events at The Hermitage include: The Hermitage-Frontier Farm to American Landmark, Stories from The Hermitage Slave Community, and the new orientation film Andrew Jackson and more. Andrew Jackson welcomed many important visitors to The Hermitage throughout his life. Continuing his tradition, The Hermitage staff provides an enjoyable experience to all our guests. Plan your visit today!