Tales of a British expat, transplanted into the lush Tennessee countryside. Lover of old, time-worn, and antique. Tea-drinker, flower-grower, animal-nurturer.
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.