The Hermitage / Ladies Hermitage Association
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4580 Rachels Lane Hermitage TN 37076 USA
The mission of the andrew jackson foundation, a non-profit organization founded in 1889, is to preserve the home of andrew jackson and to serve as a learning resource for the diverse public. We will engage the public through preservation, exhibitions, education, research and publications to increase the understanding of the complex issues of andrew jackson and his times, to discuss their relationship to issues and events of today, and to inspire cultural citizenship.
The hermitage is the home and farm of president andrew jackson, 7th president of the united states and hero of the battle of new orleans during the war of 1812. The 1,120-acre national historic landmark site includes jackson's entire tennessee antebellum cotton plantation, as well as, numerous architectural and archaeological treasures. In order to preserve the hermitage, a group of women founded the ladies' hermitage association (lha) in 1889. The lha quickly began restoring the historic buildings and grounds and opened the hermitage to the public, creating the first historic site museum in tennessee and one of the first in the united states. In july 2014, as part of its initiative to assume a more national presence, the lha was renamed the andrew jackson foundation (ajf) but is the same corporate entity created in 1889. The ajf continues the preservation that began over 100 years ago and has been visited by more than 20 million people from around the world. The hermitage is one of the nation's most significant sites involved in teaching about the period of american history between the founding fathers and the civil war.
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