The Hermitage wins “Top Historical Spot” in Tennessee
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 19, 2016) – FlipKey, a subsidiary of TripAdvisor media group, has named Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage as a “Top Historical Spot Worth Traveling For” in the nation and the No. 1 historical attraction in Tennessee.
“Going into our 127th year, our mission continues to be to give our visitors – both children and adults – unforgettable experiences. Presidential sites are places to learn about the complicated and exciting stories of our country while having an enjoyable time. We are thrilled that our visitors’ evaluations of their experiences have earned Jackson’s home this recognition.” said Howard J. Kittell, CEO. “Each year we add new features to a visit to The Hermitage to keep it fresh and interesting. Hopefully we can win many more awards along the way.”
“The Hermitage is a cultural gem in our city, and this well-deserved recognition further validates Nashville’s diverse appeal as a destination and our place in American history,” said Butch Spyridon, CEO and president at the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp. “The Hermitage has successfully enhanced its offerings to make for an authentic visitor experience, and it is obviously paying off.”
FlipKey, a leading online vacation rental site, listed must-see historical landmarks for each state. Based on its company research and visitors’ feedback, FlipKey named The Hermitage as the top attraction in Tennessee. Visitors have the opportunity to take a tour, attend events and explore exhibits in the home where Jackson left his legacy.
Andrew Jackson’s home is also an award-winning event venue. ,a href="http://www.weddingwire.com/" target="_blank">WeddingWire collected client reviews resulting in The Hermitage’s receiving the Couple’s Choice Award for 2016. This accolade recognizes the venue’s ranking in the top 5 percent across the nation for the second year in a row. Previously, the property won The Perfect Wedding Guide’s Diamond Award for Best Wedding Venue.
The City Beat News picked up on The Hermitage’s excellence in customer service and awarded the business with a five-star rating, along with the Spectrum Award. City Beat News chooses businesses by analyzing social networks, customer review websites and more. Its research dates back to 2009 to ensure the recipient of this award is deserving.
About The Hermitage
Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage: Home of the People’s President is one of the largest, most well-preserved and most visited presidential homes in the United States. Opened to the public in 1889, The Hermitage is one of America’s first presidential museums. Today, The Hermitage is a 1,120-acre National Historic Landmark with 27 historic buildings, including Jackson’s mansion and tomb, restored slave cabins, a church, and gardens. In recent years, new interpretive initiatives and educational programs such as archaeology and the history of slavery have enhanced the experience of more than 180,000 annual visitors. A year ago, on Jan. 8, The Hermitage launched its newest exhibit, Andrew Jackson: Born for a Storm, which delves into the life of Andrew Jackson, including his military and presidential careers. For more information, visit www.thehermitage.com.