We also do our best to accommodate homeschool groups for educational experiences at The Hermitage, scheduling days throughout the year specifically for homeschool groups.
To register for any of our Homeschool days, email us with the Homeschool Day, your child's name/age, your name and contact information.
Do you have a Homeschool Group of 15 or more? You can participate in a Hands-on-History class on your own! Email us with dates and details!
Future Homeschool Days:
September 19th: Junior Docents
The Hermitage's longest-running and most-beloved education experience is back exclusively for Homeschooling students on September 19th. Students learn a short presentation about different parts of The Hermitage property and act as our Junior Docents for the day. Costumes will be provided for the day, but due to sizing limitations we have to limit this to students 8-13 years of age. *You must register for this program in order to receive your prep materials.* Please Email us with your child's name, gender, and age to receive confirmation and materials. This program is limited to the first 30 children to sign up. If we have more to sign-up, we may offer an additional afternoon sessions.
Cut off date for signup will be August 29th at 4:00pm
November 14th: Trail of Tears
Examining one of the darkest chapters in the United States' history, the Trail of Tears program takes students back to the foundation of our country to see how the citizens - and our government - interacted with Native Americans. From the purchase of Manhattan by the Dutch through the Indian Removal Act to the forced Cherokee removal in the Trail of Tears, students will learn not only how removal happened, but why. Note: Grades 4-12
Cut off for signup will be November 12th at 4:00pm
December 12th: Christmas At The Hermitage
Explore how a 19th century Christmas was similar to - and different from - Christmas today with "Christmas at The Hermitage." Christmas hasn't always been about presents, after all. Students will make an ornament to take home with them. Note: Grades K-8
Cut off for signup will be December 10th at 4:00pm
*$10/child, $11/adult, $5/non-participating child. Children five and under are free. Note, both classes are included in the Homeschool Day rate.
Note: Hermitage members receive a discounted rate for Homeschool Days - $7/student, $8/adult.
What are parents saying about The Hermitage's Home School Days?
"You know it's been a good day when your youngest traveler, age 4, says of an education trip to a historical museum, "that was so much fun, can we go back there!"
"Both my daughter and I were THRILLED with all of the presentations we attended during the home school day. We have been to all of the other historical sites around Nashville and this was by far the best home school program we have attended. Thank you for the excellent program."
"FABULOUS!!!!!!! WOW!!!!! These classes were easy to understand, right length, great teachers, everyone had a wonderful time."
"Many home school programs tend to be artsy-crafty, fun with little real educational content. This was a welcome exception. Both my daughter and I learned a lot without getting lost in names and dates.
"This was so awesome!!! I was amazed that the day went by so quickly. My children enjoyed the whole day and were not bored or uninterested. They paid attention the whole time and remembered so much. I have only great things to say."
"Well organized and one of the best homeschool days we have attended. Staff was friendly and informative."