President Andrew Jackson’s Home:The Hermitage in Nashville
If any president of the United States were actually born in a log cabin, it should have been Andrew Jackson. And that was the story. Alas, the story is untrue. You will learn about that, and how many slaves he owned, that he had a pretty fancy house on 1120 acres. You’ll learn more fascinating stuff about Andrew Jackson when you visit The Hermitage, the Jackson home near Nashville, Tennessee. Yes, there was a log cabin. Yes he did once live in it. The family had to retreat to a log cabin while they waited for their house to be rebuilt after it burned in 1837.
A lovely reason to visit Nashville and a charming home, filled with stuff that actually belonged to the Jackson’s. 90% original furniture and geegaws, plus restorations to make it look the part. Charming costumed reenactors help set the scene.
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