The Hermitage

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Settled by Nathaniel Hays in 1780, Hays sold the farm to Andrew Jackson in 1804 for $3,400. Jackson built the Federal-style, two-story brick home around 1820. He came back here after his U.S. presidency term ended in 1837, and died here June 8, 1845. The property fell into disrepair until 1889, when the Ladies’ Hermitage Association (LHA) took on the project to restore it. Some of the ladies spent the night here and were awakened by the sounds of pots, pans and dishes being thrown in the kitchen, heavy chains being dragged across the front porch, and someone riding a horse up and down the stairs. Apparitions and voices also have been heard here. The Hermitage has been open to the public as a museum since 1889.

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Geographic Information

Address:
4580 Rachel's Lane
Nashville, TN 37076
United States

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GPS:
36.21500143919243, -86.61291410450747
County:
Davidson County, Tennessee
Nearest Towns:
Lakewood, TN (2.3 mi.)
Green Hill, TN (3.6 mi.)
Mount Juliet, TN (5.4 mi.)
Hendersonville, TN (6.2 mi.)
Goodlettsville, TN (9.3 mi.)
Nashville, TN (10.0 mi.)
Rural Hill, TN (10.1 mi.)
Nashville, TN (10.1 mi.)
Shackle Island, TN (10.8 mi.)
Berry Hill, TN (10.9 mi.)

Contact Information

Web:
http://www.thehermitage.com/

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  1. I took my son to Tulip Grove about 15 years ago. Tulip Grove was owned by Rachel Donelson Jackson’s nephew, who was Jackson’s secretary. It is close to the Hermitage. There is a church on the grounds with an old cemetery. He kept asking me who the boy was that was hiding behind the tombstones. He said he was in knee pants and had blonde hair.

  2. My husband and I visited the Hermitage around a year ago. While touring the kitchen or cooking quarters I felt a cold chill and something brushed the back of my neck

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