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January 26, 2022

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Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage Hosts Weekly Ghost Tours This Fall

It's getting spooky over at The Hermitage this fall!

From September 16 through November 8, Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage will open its site in the evening each Wednesday through Sunday for ghost tours.

“The ghost tours are a way for visitors to safely explore the haunted side of history after dark this fall,” said Howard J. Kittell, President and CEO of the Andrew Jackson Foundation. “Visitors will journey through the mansion, grounds and cemetery by lantern light with their guides sharing stories of strange encounters along the way.”  

As part of their partnership with Natchez Hills Winery, a complimentary tasting will be included with each ghost tour ticket sold. Natchez Hills Winery at Andrew Jackson's Hermitage is located inside the Kitchen Cabinet Café onsite. Learn more about their partnership here.  

The Hermitage will open on Wednesday evenings exclusively for ghost tours. Otherwise, the 1,120-acre National Historic Landmark is open to the public Thursday through Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., with the last ticket sold at 4 p.m. Ticket options include the In Their Footsteps tour, the VIP tour, the Commander In Chief Tour and the Grounds Pass. Learn more about each ticket option here

Ghost tours will run at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday and are not suitable for young children. Social distancing measures, including a cap of 13 guests per tour, will remain in place. Guests will be required to wear masks on all tours. 

Ghost tour tickets are $35 for non-members and $30 for Hermitage members. Visitors are encouraged to purchase tickets online here, but if tours are not sold out, the ticket office will be open for on-site purchases. Social distancing protocols will be in place as guests purchase tickets and encouraged throughout the property.  

More information about The Hermitage can be found at thehermitage.com or follow Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.  

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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing and Entertainment Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 18-month-old Ezra.