We saw the cemetery, but the gravel was so deep in the gardens nearby that I just had to get out and walk because we really couldn't push the wheelchair there.
I was in a wheelchair. When we got to the building itself, they had two little ramps marked left and right - the man said that one side of the step was lower than the other. No photos were allowed inside.
They asked if I could walk up the stairs and I said I could if I had to so they said I could look at photos of the upstairs. I said could I take pictures of them, and the man looked taken aback - don't think anyone ever asked him that before. Finally he said no but that they would sell me a book with them in it.
We toured the downstairs and then I looked at the photos. There was an interesting letter in there from Jackson's son or nephew trying to explain why the house burned in 1834.
The Hermitage is the home of America's seventh President, Andrew Jackson. Prior to his presidency, he purchased the property, and he and his wife lived here. Inside the mansion exists the original French wallpaper that Andrew Jackson had chosen. Many of his family's belongings are also inside the mansion. In order to enter the mansion, you must have a guided tour by one of the reinactors.
Outside, you are free to roam around the property as you wish. The area is quite large, so you may have to walk a lot if you want to see everything. The slave houses, smokehouse, church, and springhouse are all outside. The first Hermitage, before the mansion was built, is also still here. The garden contains flowers from the gardens of the 1800s. Andrew Jackson's tomb is located in the corner of the garden. He is buried alongside his wife. There are also graves of various other family members beside the Jackson's tomb. The Hermitage is a very interesting place for those who like history or those who wish to learn more about America's origins and culture.
Adult entrance is $12.00, and children (ages 6-12) are $6.00.
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3910 Central Pike Davidson, Hermitage, TN 37076
Good for: Business
1414 Princeton Place, I-40- Exit 221B from Nashville, Hermitage, Tennessee, 37076, United States
Good for: Couples
5768 Old Hickory Blvd, Hermitage, TN 37076
Good for: Solo
4144 Lebanon Road, Hermitage, Tennessee, 37076, United States
5770 Old Hickory Blvd, Hermitage, TN 37218
Good for: Solo
I40 And Old Hickory Blvd
I-40 and Old Hickory Blvd, Hermitage, Tennessee, 37076, United States
In many ways, this is your standard "Mexican for Americans" restaurant, but it was bright and cheery in the decor, the food was very tasty, and the service was stellar. Prices are very reasonable, and you get a lot of food. I will be back!
Favorite Dish: The chile rellenos were very good, and when served with beans and rice, it was quite filling. The complimentary chips and salsa were fresh and tasty. And the frozen mango-rita was very good! Be prepared - if you order a large beer on tap, it comes in a HUGE (grande??) mug!
I came here for a business lunch, and have returned many times since. An extensive sushi bar with about 20 varieties (as opposed to the 5-6 at most buffets). Additionally, there is a Mongolian BBQ and lengths of bar with Chinese food, salads, and desserts. The food has always been fresh and tasty - and for $6.95 for lunch, you really can't beat it!
Dinner is slightly higher at $9.95, and for an additional $3, you can add all-you-can-eat crab legs.
Favorite Dish: I always attack the sushi first, then move on to the General Tso chicken, mei fun noodles, and seaweed salad. I finish with the hand-scooped ice cream and fried donuts. One of these days I'm going to get the Mongolian BBQ first - it looks and smells wonderful!!
This restaurant makes eating fun!
South Street is located on a corner, and you will recongnize it by the pig which holds the sign in front of the building. It is two stories, the bottom is open up with garage doors that are completely windows. There is seatnig both outside and some seats inside, but trust me you want to sit on the outside. The upstairs is also opened up with the garage style doors. Both up and down stairs have a large oval bar in the center. And believe me, there is not a quite moment!
Check this place out! It will probably go on your restaurant tip section once you go!
Favorite Dish: A must have item is their HOMEMADE Nutty Buddies! They are huge! But since they are so popular you must get there before the crowds!
Caliente is a great place to go whether you're a well respected dancer or just learning that you really don't have two left feet!
They actually have a complimentary basic and an intermidate salsa class available before the club is in full swing. This class is about 1-2 hours and is very worth attending!
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Dress Code: No jeans, no sneakers!
You want to dress to impress!
Most girls will be in short dresses and heels, and guys in dress slacks, business attire shirt and shoes.
If you are coming from Nashville, drive on Interstate 40 East, until you reach exit 221A. Turn onto Exit 221A and you will find the driveway to The Hermitage.
If you are on Interstate 65, take Exit 92 to get to The Hermitage.
The Hermitage is located on Rachel's Lane, and there is a large sign in front of the driveway that says "The Hermitage", so it should not be difficult to find.
All Fired Up is a great place for you and your friends, going solo or bringing the family!
At All Fired Up you get to select a piece of pottery (they have so many to choose from), select you paint colors, sponges, brushes, stencils, etc. There are no limits!
As for pricing: you pay one sitting fee (which includes all paints, brushes, etc as well as them baking your pottery) I believe this fee is $6-8 and the only other costs depend on which piece of pottery you decide to design (they are all priced individually from $1-100+).
If you are planning on doing this activity on a short term trip, then you will need to go at the beginning of your trip, baking the finished pottery takes a couple days! Make sure you ask when it will be done before completing a project. Also, depending on your schedule, you can reserve seating, and even bring in your own food. This makes a great dinner/painting date or party! Whether you've tried painting pottery in the past or not, you should try this! You are sure to love it!