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Historic Nashville: Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, Tennessee State Museum, Cemetery

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See the Historic Side of Tennessee & Nashville. History buffs, this one is for you!

TENNESSEE STATE MUSEUM
Your tour starts at the Tennessee State Museum where you can explore on your own the most significant social, political, economic, and cultural events important to the history of the “Volunteer State.”
Note:We will visit the State Capitol on Mondays when the Tennessee State Museum is closed.

THE HERMITAGE
Your tour includes the stately manor of Andrew Jackson, The Hermitage. This was the home of our seventh President, and a favorite son of Tennessee. You’ll view the formal gardens, visit the slave quarters, the original 1804 cabin of the estate, and the site where our President and his wife were laid to rest.

MOUNT OLIVET CEMETERY
Between the state museum and The Hermitage, you will drive through the Mount Olivet Cemetery, the city’s most famous cemetery and final resting place of prominent leaders from the city’s founding to present day.
Highlights
  • A stress-free Tennessee plantation tour ideal for first-time visitors
  • Visit the Hermitage and Tennessee State Museum or State Capitol (every Monday tours)
  • Skip visitor center lines with included tickets
  • Hassle-free transportation from Nashville hotels
What to Expect
Your tour begins with pickup from your downtown Nashville hotel. Drive to the Tennessee State Museum to learn about the history of the "Volunteer State." For those visiting on Monday, when the museum is closed, explore the State Capitol, instead. Drive to Nashville's oldest cemetery, Mount Olivet, and see the graves of many leaders. Continue to the Hermitage, a plantation that was once home to former President Andrew Jackson. Visit the museum, explore the mansion, and wander through the grounds. See old farm buildings, slave sites, a tulip grove, church, and more. The tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Departure Point: Nashville area hotels

Directions: Please be ready at your hotel lobby at least 30 minutes prior to departure time.
Departure Time
9:30 AM
Duration
6h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 6.5-Hour Guided Historic Tennessee & Nashville Bus Tour
  • Admission to The Hermitage, Home of U.S. President Andrew Jackson
  • Admission to Tennessee State Museum (Tuesday - Saturday tours)
  • Visit to the Tennessee State Capitol (Monday tours)
  • Visit Mount Olivet Cemetery, resting place of prominent leaders from the city’s founding to present
  • Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off
  • Transportation aboard Air-Conditioned Mini Bus
  • Entry/Admission - Tennessee State Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Andrew Jackson's Hermitage
  • Entry/Admission - Tennessee State Capitol
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch (discount for lunch at Hermitage House Smorgasbord)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed yesterday

We visited on Sunday, Sept. 29th. We purchased tickets ahead of time on-line. We arrived at 10am, so there was not a lot of foot traffic. We enjoyed the house tour and the duel. I see the duel is only on certain days, so it...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Plan for a whole day of interesting Civil War history, great facts, and so much more. Our Grey Line tour was wonderful. Driver had soo much knowledge of the Nashville area, we learned so much even before we arrived at our destinations. A great follow...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank GENEANDALICE
GrayLineCares, Customer Relations at Gray Line Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Gene and Alice! We’re so glad that you enjoyed your tour to the Hermitage. Please note that this tour has recently been updated, and now includes a visit to the Tennessee State Museum and Mt. Olivet Cemetery. If you’d like a trip to the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Both homes were beautiful, exquisitely maintained, and interesting. Our driver, Steve, was excellent. My only negative comment is that he talks WAAAY too fast. He has a tremendous amount of knowledge, but it was sometimes difficult to understand him because...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank SFBayAreaJudith
GrayLineCares, Customer Relations at Gray Line Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hey Judith! We’re glad that you that you enjoyed the history and Steve’s narration on the tour. We’ll continue to emphasize the importance of our drivers’ speaking slowly and clearly. We hope that you’ll visit with us again!

Reviewed September 6, 2019

Grey Line bus driver very courteous and informative. The individuals conducting the tours at each plantation we’re well organized and knowledgeable about the history of the plantations.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Mg6220
GrayLineCares, Customer Relations at Gray Line Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2019

Hello and thanks for your review of the tour! We want all of our sightseeing experiences to be convenient, friendly and informative. Please come back and see us again!

Reviewed September 3, 2019

While visiting Nashville, we chose a morning trip to Hermitage, Andrew Jackson's home and plantation. We paid the $22 general visit tour with access to the Southern plantation home and gardens. If you appreciate American history, you'll enjoy. Allow yourself to be taken back in...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Bernardo C
GrayLineCares, Customer Relations at Gray Line Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2019

Hi Bernardo! We’re glad that you learned some interesting facts about the Hermitage and Belle Meade. We offer many additional tours, with many more being added in the coming months. Please let your friends know about us!

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morrissj
April 15, 2019|
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Response from debbimcginnis |
Loved the tours.and I had adequate time on each to roam independently. Lunch was just lunch. Several choices on the buffet, but nothing spectacular.
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Dewdropp
March 20, 2019|
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Response from X5055XVanita |
At Belle Mead, you enter the gift shop and walk up a flight of stairs, followed by a short walk to the mansion. The mansion tour involves standing (without touching any walls or furniture) for periods of 10-15 minutes at a... More
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chula123
January 11, 2019|
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Response from beth ann k | Reviewed this property |
The buffet was definitely separate. Our guide said that it used to be included, but that some people chose to do something else, so they didn't include it anymore. I don't remember the price but it seems like $12-$15.
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