NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 1, 2020) – From September 16 through November 8, Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage will open its site in the evening each Wednesday through Sunday for ghost tours. Social distancing measures, including a cap of 13 guests per tour, will remain in place. Guests will be required to wear masks on all tours.
“The ghost tours are a way for visitors to safely explore the haunted side of history after dark this fall,” said Howard J. Kittell, President and CEO of the Andrew Jackson Foundation. “Visitors will journey through the mansion, grounds and cemetery by lantern light with their guides sharing stories of strange encounters along the way.”
As part of their partnership with Natchez Hills Winery, a complimentary tasting will be included with each ghost tour ticket sold. Natchez Hills Winery at Andrew Jackson's Hermitage is located inside the Kitchen Cabinet Café onsite. Learn more about their partnership here.
The Hermitage will open on Wednesday evenings exclusively for ghost tours. Otherwise, the 1,120-acre National Historic Landmark is open to the public Thursday through Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., with the last ticket sold at 4 p.m. Ticket options include the In Their Footsteps tour, the VIP tour, the Commander In Chief Tour and the Grounds Pass. Learn more about each ticket option here.
Ghost tours will run at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday and are not suitable for young children.
Ghost tour tickets are $35 for non-members and $30 for Hermitage members. Visitors are encouraged to purchase tickets online here, but if tours are not sold out, the ticket office will be open for on-site purchases. Social distancing protocols will be in place as guests purchase tickets and encouraged throughout the property.
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 more than 230,000 annual visitors. For more information, visit www.thehermitage.com.