The Hermitage is a surreal journey back to 19th century southern America. This plantation is located 10 miles away from Nashville, the birthplace of American blues and classic rock. The plantation by contrast is best known as one of the homes of former United States president Andrew “Old Hickory” Jackson, who was well known for his stubborn obstinance in the face of hostile opposition from other contemporary politicians. Guests to this home included Marquis de Lafayette and other United States presidents. Modern visitors enjoy the majestic tall Greek Revival architecture style of this presidential palace, Jackson’s tomb with seven columns, with carved mantles over the fireplaces, log cabins, and a carriage drive designed to be the shape of a guitar as a nod to the contemporary heritage of Nashville.