Sunday, January 18, 2009

The Hermitage...Home of Andrew Jackson

September 27, 2008

I LOVE historical sites. I enjoy being where history unfolded years ago. As a family we go on a lot of outings especially when the weather is nice. This was our first time going to The Hermitage, Andrew Jackson's Home. It is located in Nashville. Meara seemed to really enjoy also. You walk around the grounds and home listening to a recorded tour...they even have a children's version to make it interesting. When you got to each point you press a corresponding number. Meara had fun being in charge of her device and listening to the commentary.

A soldier demonstrating the steps to loading and firing a gun in battle.
There was a patch of cotton growing to which they encourage you to pick as a souvenier.

Meara picking cotton.

Meara was pointing out to me that this is where Andrew Jackson and his wife are buried.

Stopping to smell the flowers.

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