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The Hermitage, home of President Andrew Jackson

  • Constructed: 1819-21
  • Location: Nashville, TN

The Hermitage, Home of President Andrew Jackson, is one of the largest and most visited presidential homes in the United States. The original mansion was a brick, Federal style house built by local carpenters and masons. As the architectural style was already losing favor in the "fashionable Eastern areas," the Hermitage underwent major remodeling by architect David Morrison during Jackson's presidency. In 1856, the State of Tennessee purchased the property from the Jackson family, entrusting it to the Ladies’ Hermitage Association in 1889 to operate as one of America’s first historic site museums. Today, The Hermitage is a 1,120-acre National Historic Landmark with more than 30 historic buildings, including restored slave cabins.

The Hermitage, home of President Andrew Jackson

photo by: The Hermitage

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