A 1,000-acre farm turned flourishing cotton plantation and eventual national landmark home to President Andrew Jackson and 150 slaves offers up a wealth of history for your travel group to partake in.
Primarily self-guided if you opt out of the horse-drawn tour, you will find a 22-minute video introducing you to the grounds and it’s history. Also located in the Visitor Center are 18th-century treasures on display, many of which belonged to the President’s manor. Once your partners have perused the exhibits in the museum your next stop is the Hermitage mansion fully restored to its 1837 atmosphere. The rest of the grounds hold the slave quarters and various farm buildings, Hermitage Church, the Tulip Grove mansion, Hermitage garden and the tombs of President Jackson and his wife, Rachel. This is a must see for anyone that appreciates the effort it takes to rise from rags to riches.