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Battle of New Orleans Commemoration
January 8, 2021 @ 9:00 AM - 4:00 PMFree
Enjoy FREE grounds passes to The Hermitage on Friday, 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.
At 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the front of The Hermitage mansion, hear the actual announcement of the victory of the Battle of New Orleans read from the balcony, just like the people of the United States learned the news.
At 11 a.m., witness the annual wreath-laying ceremony at the tomb of General Andrew Jackson, featuring the Tennessee National Guard and National Society United States Daughters of 1812. Following the presentation of colors and a brief program, wreaths will be laid on the tomb to honor both General Jackson and his wife, Rachel.