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Historic Nashville Bus Tour with Andrew Jackson's Hermitage & State Museum

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Nashville, United States
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icon6 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Take a journey back in time to visit Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, Tennessee State Museum, and a drive through Mount Olivet Cemetery. Take a guided tour of each to learn about their history and prominence, stopping for a Southern-style buffet lunch (own expense) in between. Included entrance fees and transportation from Nashville make for a hassle-free visit.
  • Visit the Hermitage and Tennessee State Museum
  • See a historic southern plantation in Nashville
  • Entrance fees are included for a tour at a great value
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included for hassle-free transport
This historic Tennessee tour begins with a downtown Nashville hotel pickup, followed by the drive to the Tennessee State Museum where you can learn about the history of the "Volunteer State."

Continue to Mount Olivet Cemetery to see the final resting place for many of the city's leaders from Nashville's founding to today.

Then, head to the Hermitage, Andrew Jackson’s historic plantation home. Explore the mansion, just like President Jackson and his staff did back in 1836. Then visit the museum and its exhibits as well as the garden and grounds, featuring farm buildings, slave sites, a tulip grove, a church and more.

The tour ends with a downtown Nashville hotel drop-off.
Itinerary
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Tennessee State Museum
Your tour starts at the Tennessee State Museum where you can explore on your own the most significant social, political, economic, and cultural events important to the history of the “Volunteer State.”
Admission Ticket Included
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Mt. Olivet Cemetery
Between the State Museum and The Hermitage, you will drive through the Mount Olivet Cemetery, the city’s most famous cemetery and final resting place of prominent leaders from the city’s founding to present day.
Admission Ticket Free
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Andrew Jackson's Hermitage
Your tour includes the stately manor of Andrew Jackson, The Hermitage. This was the home of our seventh President, and a favorite son of Tennessee. You’ll view the formal gardens, visit the slave quarters, the original 1804 cabin of the estate, and the site where our President and his wife were laid to rest.
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Gray Line Tours
Tours offered through Grayline Nashville. History buffs, this one is for you. Be among the first to take this recently updated tour. Our informative, passionate guides will lead you an unforgettable afternoon covering Nashville, State of Tennessee and national history.
Admission Ticket Free

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History bluffs
Shelleyguthrie
, Jan 2020
Learnt a lot about the history of Nashville, Tennessee and of course Andrew Jackson. Terry the guide was great.
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Tour
savannahshaw
, Nov 2019
Bill was an excellent guide, very knowledgeable and accommodating. Plenty of time to explore the sites.
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Historic Nashville: Andrew Jackson's Hermitage & Belle Meade Plantation
, Oct 2019
Both The Hermitage and the Belle Meade Plantation were great destinations to visit. i was disappointed with he Gray Line Bus Company driver and buffet lunch. He was very knowledgeable and spoke well, however, he lacked a friendly personality and did not interact well with customers. Those individuals that work in the "Hospitality Industry" should be friendly and outgoing. Personally, I did not feel the food was that great and the buffet didn't even have fried chicken breasts.
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Presidents and Plantations
roken85
, Oct 2019
The tour was first rate and on schedule. Both the Hermitage and Belle-Meade Plantations are worth visiting to learn and see the local history. The driver was very informative, polite, and did an overall excellent job.
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A Gem in Nashville
Margaret K
, Oct 2019
Great tour of this historic home in Nashville. The guides are very professional and informative. We absolutely enjoyed this tour. Plus it also includes Belle Meade, another beautiful historic mansion and property in Nashville. So interesting...
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Fast talkin’ Bus driver
LoveTravel343442
, Sep 2019
The bus driver tried TOO hard. He gave us so much information and talked so fast that it was hard to absorb most of it. Overall though it was a good tour.
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Disappointed!
lan p
, Sep 2019
We were told 2xs by 2 different agents that the tour which began at 9:00 AM would last 7 hours and we would be back at our hotel at 3:30. When we arrived at The Hermitage the driver informed us that the tour would end at 3:45 and we could expect to be back at our hotel at 5:00pm. Because we had an airplane to catch we had to leave the tour early and at our own expense ( $20.00) use uber to get us back in time. Poor communication at this company and misrepresentation. We never would have taken this tour had we known!
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Belle Meade and the Hermitage
bob W
, Sep 2019
We were both very pleased with this tour. Logistically, it was done very well, with timely pick-ups and drop offs. The driver had an ongoing patter which was informative if not a bit too fast paced. Both plantations are gorgeous and well maintained. At Belle Meade, a series of costumed docents led us into the various rooms--their script and delivery were wonderfully done. The Hermitage was great as well, although the description of Jackson was somewhat too favorable (par for the course!). My wife and I both enthusiastically recommend this tour.
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Hermitage plantation
Jacqueline S
, Sep 2019
This was an amazing place, really worth seeing, people that worked there very Informative. Very knowledgeable
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Trail57932425323
, Aug 2019
Overstated. The support osturing for the man fails to hide the horror of his behaviour vis a vis Slavery and Indigenous Americans. This tarnishes the tour. The driver out standing

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