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Hermitage - Home of President Andrew Jackson

I went to the Hermitage on the first day of my trip and it just happened to be raining. The positive part of this would be that this meant there were very few visitors, so you could really take in the beautiful grounds and home. Photography was not allowed in the home itself, but I did end up with many nice photos of the home's exterior and surrounding grounds.

6 rooms in the mansion retain the original wallpaper from 1836!

Photos taken on July 5, 2006
Ms Raff's History Classroom - http://home.roadrunner.com/~raff/
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On July 4th weekend, there had been a re-enactment on the site.  When I arrived the morning of July 5th, one tent remained.
On July 4th weekend, there had been a re-enactment on the site. When I arrived the morning of July 5th, one tent remained.
As you walk up the path to the Hermitage, you can see the cows grazing lazily nearby.
As you walk up the path to the Hermitage, you can see the cows grazing lazily nearby.
I just had to take a close-up of a magnolia blossom.  Notice the droplets of rain.
I just had to take a close-up of a magnolia blossom. Notice the droplets of rain.
The area behind the fence is the Jackson Family graveyard, which I will visit after seeing the interior of the home.
The area behind the fence is the Jackson Family graveyard, which I will visit after seeing the interior of the home.
My first view of the Hermitage, as came toward the end of the pathway.  The driveway is in the shape of a guitar!
My first view of the Hermitage, as came toward the end of the pathway. The "driveway" is in the shape of a guitar!
This tree is located in the rear of the home.  I believe that wood from this type of tree was used to build the Hermitage.
This tree is located in the rear of the home. I believe that wood from this type of tree was used to build the Hermitage.
There was a triplex here, which housed slaves.  More details in the next photo....
There was a "triplex" here, which housed slaves. More details in the next photo....
Click on Larger Image to find out more about a triplex.
Click on Larger Image to find out more about a "triplex".
This path leads to the garden followed by the Jackson gravesites and family cemetery.
This path leads to the garden followed by the Jackson gravesites and family cemetery.
Andrew Jackson buried Rachel near her beloved Garden and visited her grave nightly during his retirement. -Click on larger image
Andrew Jackson buried Rachel near her beloved Garden and visited her grave nightly during his retirement. -Click on larger image
Adjacent to the Jackson home - This is where President and Mrs. Jackson are buried.
Adjacent to the Jackson home - This is where President and Mrs. Jackson are buried.
Click on Larger Image - This sign explains the memorial  and contains some interesting information.
Click on Larger Image - This sign explains the memorial and contains some interesting information.
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