HERMITAGE, Tenn. (April 8, 2019) - Andrew Jackson's Hermitage will celebrate the Easter holiday with its annual Easter Egg Hunts, including a new Presidential Easter Egg Roll Race and the return of the sensory-friendly program designed specifically for children and individuals on the autism spectrum.
A new feature this year will be the Presidential Easter Egg Roll Race. This will be a traditional Easter egg roll, where children will be able to race eggs down the front lawn of Tulip Grove mansion. The Hermitage will also host a Victorian Easter Egg Workshop for an inside look at the secrets behind the age-old tradition.
The two-hour workshop will take place Wednesday, April 10, and include a step-by-step walkthrough of how to create your own Victorian Easter egg with the help of The Hermitage's curatorial team. The cost is $25 per person or $20 for members with tickets also providing $2 off adult admission tickets the same day.
Three Presidential Easter Egg Hunts will take place Saturday, April 20, with more than 5,000 eggs hidden for each program, including special prize eggs. Families will also be able to take photos with the Easter Bunny and participate in springtime crafts and activities like decorating cookies, creating cards for military troops and story time with UsBorne Books.
Presidential Easter Egg Hunt Start Times
Morning Hunt 9:30-11 a.m.
Afternoon Hunt 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Sensory-Friendly Hunt 3:30-5 p.m.
During the morning and afternoon hunts, children will be divided into three groups for ages 8 through 10, ages 4 through 7 and children 3 and under. The sensory-friendly hunt will offer the same variety of activities from the previous hunts to individuals on the autism spectrum or anyone with a special need and their families.
Each Presidential Easter Egg Hunt will take place on the lawn of the Tulip Grove Mansion. Tickets are available online and cash only on-site at $12 for participating children ages 1 through 10 and $6 for adults and children 11 and above. Purchased tickets will provide a discount for general admission to 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 www.thehermitage.com.