Seasonal Tours

 
 
Seasonal Tours

The Hermitage by Wagon (Additional Fee)

From April through October, The Hermitage by Wagon offers visitors a look into The Hermitage’s past from a truly unique perspective. This half-hour tour of the Hermitage grounds by horse-drawn wagon takes visitors to the First Hermitage where Jackson lived from 1804 to 1821, to the site of the Cotton Gin and Press, to the Field Quarter, and to several archaeological sites associated with slavery and farming. As the tour winds it way across The Hermitage, the wagon driver will relate to the riders what life was like on this 1000 acre cotton plantation for Andrew Jackson, his family, and his slaves. Tickets for The Hermitage by Wagon can be purchased at The Hermitage Ticket Office and cost $11 per person (with regular admission) with children age 5 and under riding for free. Groups can purchase tickets in advance, but please note that the wagon can only accommodate 14 people per trip.