The Hermitage – Nashville, TN

We visited The Hermitage today near Nashville, TN.  It’s the home of President Andrew Jackson.  The home he built here was complete before his presidency, then remodeled a couple of times while he still owned it.  Once, after a fire ravaged it.

Below are a few of the images I took today.  Later, I’ll add more about our visit as well as more images.

The Hermitage.  This is the sign you see when you enter the property from the main highway.
The Hermitage. This is the sign you see when you enter the property from the main highway.

Jackson's Burial Tomb.  Both he and his wife are buried there.
Jackson’s Burial Tomb. Both he and his wife are buried there.

This house-like structure is known as the "Springhouse".  Water from one of the natural springs on the property was used in the Springhouse to keep milk and other products chilled.
This house-like structure is known as the “Springhouse”. Water from one of the natural springs on the property was used in the Springhouse to keep milk and other products chilled.

Here are some "Belted Galloway" cows.  They originate from the mountainous Galloway region of Scotland.
Here are some “Belted Galloway” cows. They originate from the mountainous Galloway region of Scotland.

Here's the front of the Hermitage Mansion.
Here’s the front of the Hermitage Mansion.

This is the back of the Hermitage Mansion.
This is the back of the Hermitage Mansion.

Alfred's Cabin.  One of the longest serving slaves owned by Jackson.  He stayed on after the property setup as a tourist location, working as a guide until his death.
Alfred’s Cabin. One of the longest serving slaves owned by Jackson. He stayed on after the property setup as a tourist location, working as a guide until his death.

Here's Nancy on the trail between the museum and the mansion.
Here’s Nancy on the trail between the museum and the mansion.

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