Andrew Jackson's Hermitage Hosts Monthly Dog Days Event

Presidential home invites dog owners and their pets to walk the grounds and nature trails.

HERMITAGE, Tenn. (June 25, 2019) Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage will host its monthly Dog Days event Saturday, June 29, opening its historic grounds and nature trails for families and their dogs to enjoy together from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

A grounds pass will allow guests to explore the acreage of The Hermitage as they walk the historic estate, hike the preserved trails and enjoy the scenic surroundings of the grounds and 19th-century architecture.

By purchasing a combo ticket, guests will also have access to an exclusive Hounds Hike the Hermitage tour, guided by a Hermitage team member. For 60 minutes, participants will hear stories of the Hermitage community and explore untouched fields and historic sites on the outer edges of the estate. Hounds Hike the Hermitage tours will leave at 10 a.m. from the Andrew Jackson Visitor Center. Space is limited.

“The idyllic grounds of The Hermitage are a sight to be seen by everyone,” said Howard J. Kittell, president and CEO of the Andrew Jackson Foundation. “Opening up this beautiful landscape to dog owners and their families every month is a great opportunity for members of our community to connect with the historic property. Jackson was a renowned animal-lover, and I think he would be pleased knowing we welcome humans and their pets to his home.”

Admission for Dog Days is $8 per person and free for children age 5 and under, as well as members. For $15, guests can purchase a combo ticket that will include the Hounds Hike the Hermitage 60-minute walking tour. Members can purchase this ticket for $7.

The Hermitage will host Dog Days on the last Saturday of every month until November. For more information about the event and Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage, visit

What: Dog Days

Who: Dog Owners and Their Families

When: Saturday, June 29 from 9am to 4pm.

Where: Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage
4580 Rachel’s Lane
Hermitage, TN 37076

Cost: $8 for grounds pass (members get in free). Free parking.
$15 for combo ticket ($7 for members) that includes Hounds Hike the Hermitage

About Andrew Jackson’s 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 more than 20 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 the history of slavery have enhanced the experience of nearly 230,000 annual visitors. For more information, visit


Media Contact:
Ann Dee Jones
Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage: Home of the People’s President
(615) 889-2941, ext. 223