The Hermitage

One of the most sought-after and largest presidential museums in the whole world is Hermitage. It happens to also be the home of President Andrew Jackson, from 1804, up until his death in 1845.

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The Hermitage

Posted by Gary Ashton: RE/MAX ADMIN on Monday, August 27th, 2012 at 9:18am.

One of the most sought-after and largest presidential museums in the whole world is Hermitage. It happens to also be the home of President Andrew Jackson, from 1804, up until his death in 1845. Andrew Jackson is United State’s 7th president. He was born in South Carolina in March 15, 1767. He lost his father even before he was born and his mother died when he was 14 years old. Both of his brothers died during the revolutionary war. While an orphan, Andrew Jackson remain strong and persistent as he took up law in college and later entered into the public service profession. First he became the prosecuting office in Nashville and was later on elected as Tennessee’s first ever congressman. After a few years he was elected as senator, but after his first session, he decided to leave the position and return to his hometown to work as a judge on the Tennessee Supreme Court.

The presidency of Andrew Jackson lasted from 1829-1837. He was the very first president to demand for the resignation of his vice-president, John C. Calhoun. He was likewise the very first president who survived an attempt of assassination and pay off the nation’s debt. The Whitehouse was significantly improved during Jackson’s term and he remained one of the most powerful persons in politics even after his retirement from office. He spent his retirement years at the Hermitage and died on June 8, 1845.

The Jackson family sold the Hermitage to the state of Tennessee in 1855. The Ladies’ Hermitage Association has been taking care of the museum since 1889. The property is currently considered a historic site in the State of Tennessee. Today, it has become a National Historic Landmark that stands on a 1,120-acre land. The Hermitage boasts a historic museum along with some recreational and farming facilities. It’s also very convenient to visit as it’s only 15 minutes away from downtown Nashville.

The efforts given the association have contributed so much to the growth and development of the site. Almost everything you’ll see inside the museum is original. It’s the perfect epitome of originality, preservation and conservation. The Hermitage was just recently restored and renovated with a substantial budget of $2.5 million. This has made the Hermitage one of the most well-preserved presidential homes of today.

The Hermitage is now again completing a $1.2 million worth of restoration in conjunction with Save America's Treasures and Restore America project that aims to restore two original slave cabins. The Hermitage is rather far from being your regular, boring museum as the association had developed new programs and learning activities in order to enhance the experience of their visitors. The place comes equipped with facilities that are necessary for learning and education as well. The Hermitage is the very first Smithsonian Institution Affiliate Museum, bringing in roughly around 200,000 visitors from all over the world per annum. 33,000 of these visitors are students and children who are visiting the museum to learn the history of slavery and new programs in archaeology and preservation. 

 

Gary Ashton

The Ashton Real Estate Group of RE/MAX Advantage

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