Hauntings at The Hermitage Set for Oct. 24
Starting Monday, 400 Free Tickets Will Be Given Away Online
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 15, 2015) – The Hermitage, home of President Andrew Jackson, will host the 15th annual Hauntings at The Hermitage, where families can celebrate Halloween with frightfully fun festivities. Activities include trick-or-treating, potion making, historical ghosts in the cemetery, a haunted hayride and much more.
“It is the perfect event for families looking for something fun, safe and friendly for children of all ages, and fitting to be hosted at this historic home,” said Jason Nelson, The Hermitage’s vice president of marketing and sales. “We’re thrilled to host ‘Hauntings at The Hermitage’ for the 15th year in a row.”
This year’s event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 24, from 4–10:30 p.m., with 4–7 p.m. as kid-friendly hours and 7–10:30 p.m. recommended for ages 13 and older. There will be food, music and games for all ages. Tickets range from $9 to $15 and can be purchased online. Beginning Monday, Oct. 5, 400 free tickets, courtesy of Regions Bank, will be given away online at www.TheHermitage.com.
The event includes:
· Evening Tour of the Mansion
· Haunted Hayride: A Ghostly Ball at The Hermitage!
· Presidential Trick-or-Treating
· Halloween Movie Screen on Lawn – visitors welcome to bring chars
· Food vendors
· 19th Century Potions
· Spooky Storytellers
· Fortune Telling
· Kids’ Pumpkin Painting and Crafts
· Historical Ghosts in the Family Cemetery
· Roaming Musicians
· Sponsor Stations
About Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage
Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage: Home of the People’s President is one of the largest and most visited presidential homes in the United States. Opened as a museum in 1889, it is one of the nation’s oldest presidential sites, drawing more than 192,000 visitors each year. Located 12 miles northeast of downtown Nashville, The Hermitage is a 1,120-acre National Historic Landmark with 27 restored buildings, 12 dating to Jackson’s ownership, including his 1836 mansion and tomb, slave cabins, garden, and the church he had constructed for his beloved wife, Rachel. In the Andrew Jackson Visitor Center, guests can experience Andrew Jackson: Born for a Storm,a new interactive exhibit about the life and profound impact of our seventh president on the history of the United States. Admission is free for active duty military and all veterans. For more information, visit www.thehermitage.com.