Friday, December 18, 2009

A Day at The Hermitage

Amidst all the shopping, and hustle and bustle of Christmas preparation, I took a much needed diversion this week, to visit one of my favorite historic homes The Hermitage.
Home of the seventh president of the United States ANDREW JACKSON
Term- March 4, 1829 to March 4, 1837
Andrew Jackson -

The front of the mansion

Back of the mansionGroundhog guarding his burrow on the grounds

Belted Galloway's on the farm
Three hundred year old cedar
Slave quarters View of the original log cabin used by Jackson
Andrew and Rachel's burial tomb
Renovation underway on the front of the mansion

The Tulip Grove built for Rachel Jackson's nephew.
Info credit: Wikipedia


PurestGreen said...

Oh, I would love to visit that house. It is somewhere I would love to go with my beloved, as his last name is also Jackson.:)

Andora said...

Great post,great pics..of course I love that groundhog pic,that is awesome..

Betsy Banks Adams said...

I hate to admit this, Jo, but as many times as I have passed by the Hermitage, I have never been in it... Your pictures are great...I MUST go there now!!!! Thanks for sharing.

Patsy said...

I have been there and it is a great part of history. I loved seeing the groundhog.

Anonymous said...

I love visiting historic places. I will definitely visit there when we move to TN.

Anonymous said...

I miss Tn I would love to move back someday

Midwest to Midlands said...

I love those Belted Galloways. I also see you have green grass and no snow. Glad you enjoyed your Christmas break!
ps. Your home looks lovely decorated for Christmas.

Sunny said...

Thank you for sharing such a historic place, wonderful pictures. Love the grounhog.
Sunny :)

Betsy Brock said...

Beautiful...I'd love to take that tour!

Those 'oreo' cows always make me smile! :)

DeniseinVA said...

What a lovely place to visit. Lovely photos!

Rosa said...

Beautiful photos. I've only been once, and not inside. I'm a transplant from Virginia.