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Hermitage in Davidson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Explore The Hermitage Grounds

 
 
Explore The Hermitage Grounds Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 25, 2010
1. Explore The Hermitage Grounds Marker
Inscription. From this point, you have many tour options inviting you to think about another time here at this 1120–acre National Historic Landmark. Use the map to guide you to any of the many points of interest you’ll find throughout Andrew Jackson’s plantation. Visit the President’s tomb, the Jackson Family Cemetery, the First Hermitage, the Hermitage Church, and many sites that tell the stories of those enslaved at The Hermitage. Stroll the mansion grounds, or hike our 1.5-mile nature trail.

Do not forget to pick up a Beyond the Mansion brochure located in the box outside the backyard fence. And do take advantage of our informational signs that set the scene for each point of interest at The Hermitage.
 
Location. 36° 12.908′ N, 86° 36.777′ W. Marker is in Hermitage, Tennessee, in Davidson County. Marker can be reached from Rachels Lane 0.3 miles east of Hermitage Road. Touch for map. This marker is located near the stairs leading up to the backside of mansion. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4580 Rachels Lane, Hermitage TN 37076, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Landscape Of Inequality (a few steps from this marker); The Hermitage Garden (a few steps from this marker);
Explore The Hermitage Grounds Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 25, 2010
2. Explore The Hermitage Grounds Marker
Icehouse (within shouting distance of this marker); The Triplex (within shouting distance of this marker); The Work Yard (within shouting distance of this marker); Alfred’s Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker); The Architectural Evolution Of The Hermitage (within shouting distance of this marker); The Garden Privy (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hermitage.
 
Also see . . .  The Hermitage, The Home of President Andrew Jackson. (Submitted on February 10, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Antebellum South, US
 
Backside of The Hermitage Mansion image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 25, 2010
3. Backside of The Hermitage Mansion
Field Quarter: image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 25, 2010
4. Field Quarter:
One of three living areas for the enslaved workers of The Hermitage.
The First Hermitage image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 25, 2010
5. The First Hermitage
Visit the log farmhouse that was two stories when Rachel and Andrew Jackson lived in it from 1804 to 1821. After they built the brick Hermitage mansion, their log farmhouse became housing for the enslaved and it was reduced to one story.
Hermitage Church: image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 25, 2010
6. Hermitage Church:
This simple church was built by Andrew Jackson and his neighbors as a place to worship for the surrounding community.
Nature Trail: image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 25, 2010
7. Nature Trail:
A 1.5 miles journey through a tranquil Tennessee environment. One of the largest preserved parcels of undeveloped land in metropolitan Nashville. The Hermitage is a certified Tennessee Arboretum.
Tulip Grove: image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 25, 2010
8. Tulip Grove:
The Greek revival home of Andrew Jackson’s ward and protégé, Andrew Jackson Donelson.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 9, 2012, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 502 times since then and 33 times this year. Last updated on July 12, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on February 9, 2012, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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