Enjoy FREE admission to The Hermitage on Wednesday, January 8 as we commemorate the Battle of New Orleans, a crucial American victory during the War of 1812 and the event that catapulted General Andrew Jackson to national fame and recognition.
Jason Wiese, associate director of the Williams Research Center at The Historic New Orleans Collection, will serve as the guest speaker.
President Jackson’s Tomb
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Join us for the annual wreath ceremony laying at the tomb of General Andrew Jackson, featuring the Tennessee National Guard, National Society United States Daughters of 1812, and Guest Speaker Jason Wiese of The Historic New Orleans Collection. Pre-ceremony music will begin at 10:30 a.m.
Behind the Battle: Gallery Talk with Jason Wiese
Born for a Storm Exhibit
1 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Learn the backstory of the city and people impacted by General Jackson’s famous battle with Jason Wiese, Chief Curator of the Historic New Orleans Collection.
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Stop by the Education Center and participate in our interactive “I Spy: War of 1812” program, unlock ciphers and codes from the Baratarian Pirates of New Orleans, and make your own official Bicorn Hat!
A Soldier’s Life
Andrew Jackson Center
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Learn about the War of 1812 from a soldier’s perspective, as they share stories of serving under General Jackson.
Behind the Mansion
10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 1:00, 2:00
Enjoy our award-winning interactive program, which explores the culture of southern gentlemen and this daring tradition.
Enjoy a variety of special programs throughout the day, including Jackson’s horseracing career, daily life during the War of 1812 and our renowned interactive program “The Duel!” Families can also stop by the Education Center for crafts and games for all ages.