Alright, y’all! I’m ready to post about my second day in Nashville
. This post is about The Hermitage, which is President Andrew Jackson’s place. Don’t worry, y’all! I’ll get to the music part of Nashville eventually, although I do have to warn you: No videos of music. I do have some pictures of music though. 🙂
|They were working on fixing up the foundation,
hence the lack of pictures from the front of the house and the dug up yard in the back
The Hermitage was a new experience for me. Being from the North, I’ve never (that I can remember) been to a plantation where they actually used to have slaves working. Despite all the books I’ve read about that part in our history, I can’t wrap my mind around it.
I throughly enjoy history and really liked learning more about our seventh president and the way life was back then. I have to say, I’ve never been too fond of President Jackson, but it was still cool to read about him and watch some documentary type movies, etc… His house (the one in the top picture) was really amazing, but since it was so old and such (I guess?) we weren’t allowed to take pictures inside.
We were kinda in a hurry, so even though we spent a couple hours there, I felt as if I could have easily spent the whole day looking around and reading and exploring. One of the reasons I really liked visiting the Hermitage is because my adopted parents used to visit the place back when they lived in Nashville. That made it so much more special! It was really a beautiful, peaceful and relaxing place.
This ^ is the spring house. It was really cool with a little spring running through it. If I were a kid living there, I would have had fun playing in the chilling water. And just look at that moss growing on the roof. Doesn’t the building look like the perfect setting for a book? 😉
This is the spring house from just a little ways away. Isn’t it pretty? I think the stone steps make it look like something right out of a book with a very wealthy setting.
This is Andrew Jackson’s fancy carriage. I wish I could have sat in it, but obviously that wasn’t going to work out since it was roped off. The red interior isn’t what I would have chosen, but I guess for the time period, it was really big time and fancy. 🙂
And last of all… This is out in the garden and it’s where Andrew Jackson and his wife are buried. I know, what a picture to end on.
Anyway, I hope you enjoyed the quick tour of The Hermitage. 🙂
Have any of you been there? Is this the kind of thing you enjoy doing? What would you like to see the most if you did go?