Andrew Jackson, seventh president of the United States, came back to Tennessee after his years in the White House and made his home at The Hermitage. There are several areas to visit at The Hermitage, including a museum, the mansion, outbuildings and garden, Old Hermitage Church, and Tulip Grove. The grounds of The Hermitage took quite a beating during a tornado in 1998. In fact, more than 1,200 trees, including many cedars that used to line the path to the mansion, were lost.
Some of them dated back to 1838. An enormous effort was made immediately following the storm to replant many of the trees, including the cedars. The buildings suffered relatively minor damage and were up and running just a few weeks later. This eTrail from the DayTrips series describes many fascinating, exciting, (and many free of charge) things to do, most within a two-hour drive of Nashville. Each Day Trip includes destination highlights, places to visit along the way, choice restaurants and lodging, and shopping.
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