In honor of what would have been Andrew Jackson’s 255th birthday, Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage will host a day of activities and events on Tuesday, March 15 that includes a keynote address from Tennessee House Speaker Cameron Sexton.
Discounted grounds passes are available for purchase. The day will also include remarks from Judge Andrew Jackson VI, the annual presidential wreath-laying ceremony with the Tennessee National Guard at the president’s tomb, children’s activities and birthday cupcakes.
“We look forward to celebrating Andrew Jackson’s birthday every year at The Hermitage. It is a special day for us to open the site with discounted admission and family-friendly activities as we pay respect to one of our nation’s highest leaders,” said Howard J. Kittell, President and CEO of the Andrew Jackson Foundation. “This year, we are extremely honored to have Speaker Cameron Sexton deliver the keynote address during the presidential wreath-laying ceremony. We are also thankful for the support of Kroger in their donation of the 255 cupcakes that will be available that day.”
The site opens at 9 a.m., and the wreath-laying ceremony, including Speaker Sexton’s speech, will begin at 11 a.m. Cupcakes and children’s activities will be available immediately following the ceremony.
“It is a great honor to join many across our state in celebrating the 255th birthday of President Andrew Jackson,” said Speaker Sexton. “As one of three Tennessee presidents, Jackson established a new leadership standard that elevated the office of the president; we are eternally grateful to him for answering the call to serve Tennessee and our nation.”
Grounds passes allow visitors access to the 1,120-acre National Historic Landmark. Included is the audio tour, historic garden, field quarters, historical markers, wildlife, hiking trail, historic buildings (not including the Hermitage mansion) and more.
Tickets for the Mansion Tour are also available that day. While onsite, visitors can enjoy a plate of Southern-style food at Bailey & Cato and sample local wine and craft beer at Natchez Hills, both located inside the Andrew Jackson Center.