Nashville, TN (PRWEB) October 11, 2012
We are proud to announce the October lineup of festivities at The Hermitage, home of President Andrew Jackson. Please see below for a list of activities and further information:
WHAT: Hay Maze at The Hermitage
WHEN: All throughout October.
INFO: Join us in the month of October for our New hay maze. This 50X50 puzzle is an attraction that will entertain all, however, made specifically for younger children. The 700 bales were graciously donated by local business Lick Creek Farms and feature walls that are 4 feet high. Parents will enjoy watching their children make their way through this autumn tradition.
COST: Free with paid admission to The Hermitage.
WHAT: Hermitage by Lantern Evening Tours
WHEN: All throughout October.
INFO: There have always been reports of paranormal activity at The Hermitage, home of President Andrew Jackson throughout the years. Now visitors can find out if the stories are true…or not. The Hermitage is proud to announce the return of our lantern-led after-hours tours this October. Join us as your guide takes you on an eerie 90-minute tour of The Hermitage Mansion, the garden and cemetery area, and the First Hermitage cabin. This private event is open to only 20 people at a time, as you get a uniquely spooky look at this popular Nashville tourist destination. Topics discussed are the ghostly events of the Battle of New Orleans, Andrew Jackson, the Bell Witch, and a full tour of the Mansion. Be prepared for a spooky encounter or perhaps a visit from the President himself. This tour is appropriate for ages 10 and up. Join us….if you dare…
COST: Adult Ticket $30.00
Student Ticket (18-under) $20.00
Hermitage Members $20.00
Tickets are only available online at http://www.thehermitage.com. Walk-up tickets will not be sold.
WHAT: Hauntings at The Hermitage
WHEN: Saturday, October 20th and 27th
INFO: Join us Saturday, October 20th and Saturday, October 27th for the 12th Annual Hauntings at The Hermitage. Celebrate the holiday with ghost stories, a haunted hay ride through the Hermitage fields and old barn, fun Halloween themed movies in our outdoor movie theater, music, food, games and activities for kids, and more. New this year is a Presidential Trick or Treat Trail and hay maze! Don't miss this great community event!
Hours: Event starts at 5:30pm. Last tickets sold at 9:00 p.m.
COST: Adult: $13
Seniors: (60+) $12
Students: (13-18 yrs.): $11
Child: (5-12 yrs.): $7
Child under 5yrs: Free
NOTE: Purchase tickets early online at http://www.thehermitage.com and receive $1 off. However, walk up tickets will be available.
ABOUT THE HERMITAGE:
Directions: Just 15 minutes from downtown Nashville and 5 miles from Gaylord Opryland Hotel and the airport. Take I-40 east to exit 221.
The Hermitage, Home of President Andrew Jackson, is one of the largest and most visited presidential homes in the United States. In 1856, the State of Tennessee purchased the property from the Jackson family, entrusting it to the Ladies’ Hermitage Association in 1889 to operate as one of America’s first historic site museums. Today, The Hermitage is a 1,120-acre National Historic Landmark with over 30 historic buildings, including restored slave cabins. Thanks to efforts of this nonprofit organization, the mansion is the most accurately preserved early presidential home in the country. The Hermitage is a national model for authenticity, conservation, and historic preservation. In recent years, new interpretive initiatives and educational programs such as archaeology and the history of slavery have enhanced the experience of some 180,000 annual visitors, including 30,000 schoolchildren, from all 50 states and many foreign countries; in fact, we interpret the Hermitage mansion in five foreign languages. The property also receives 30,000 annual visits from the local community, including over 1,000 children who play Little League baseball at The Hermitage's Rotary Park. The Hermitage is a “Partner Place” with the National Trust for Historic Preservation; and a site along the National Park Service’s Trail of Tears National Historic Trail.