Explore Tennessee's Presidential Trail
Explore Tennessee's Presidential Trail

Explore the Tennessee Presidential Trail

We look forward to seeing you in Tennessee. Come explore our U.S. treasures like the Tennessee Presidential Trail. Please visit the individual sites for more information on hours of operation as you plan your next trip.

President Andrew Jackson

Andrew Jackson’s The Hermitage, home of the 7th U.S. President, is one of Tennessee’s top historic sites located just 15 minutes from downtown Nashville. See how America’s history was shaped in Nashville’s backyard as you discover the story of an era, a people and a leader who helped shape a young nation’s future. Tour the mansion and exhibit, watch an award-winning documentary on Jackson, stroll through the gardens, enjoy a wagon tour and enjoy interactive visitor experiences. 

Andrew Jackson's The Hermitage
4580 Rachel's Lane
Nashville, TN 37076

Admission for General's Tour (standard tour): Adult $22 & Seniors (62+) $10
For hours and complete list of tours and ticket prices, visit www.thehermitage.com

President James K. Polk

James K. Polk, the 11th U.S. President, expanded the borders of the United States to the Pacific Ocean, added three states to the Union, started the Naval Academy, commissioned the Washington Monument and issued the first postage stamp. Guests to the James K. Polk Home and Museum, located in Columbia, Tennessee, just 50 minutes south of Nashville, enjoy a 30-minute guided tour of the main house and see the rest of the site on their own, including the Sisters’ House visitor center, the detached kitchen, the gardens and Polk Presidential Hall exhibition center.

President James K. Polk Home & Museum
301 W. 7th Street
Columbia, TN 38401

Admission: Adults $12, Seniors (60+) $10
For hours and information, visit www.jameskpolk.com.

President Andrew Johnson

The Andrew Johnson National Historic Site and National Cemetery, in Greeneville, Tennessee, located 1.5 hours east of Knoxville, interprets the life and legacy of the 17th President. Andrew Johnson’s presidency, 1865-1869, illustrates the United States Constitution at work following President Lincoln’s assassination and during attempts to reunify a nation torn by civil war. His presidency shaped the future of the United States and his influences continue today. 

Andrew Johnson National Historic Site & Cemetery
101 College Street
Greeneville, TN 37743

Admission: Free
For hours and more information, visit www.nps.gov/anjo

Tennessee State Museum

The Tennessee State Museum is home to 13,000 years of Tennessee art and history. Designed to bring history to life, it features a “Tennessee Time Tunnel” surveying the state’s rich history, six permanent exhibitions showcasing the Museum’s robust collection, a hands-on Children’s Gallery, a
state-of-the art digital learning center, Museum store and a two-story Grand Hall. Changing galleries host exhibitions on Tennessee arts, crafts, music and history. The permanent exhibitions have many artifacts on view from each of the three U.S. presidents from Tennessee. 

Tennessee State Museum
1000 Rosa L. Parks Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37208

Admission: Free
For hours and information, visit www.tnmuseum.org

Tennessee State Capitol

Opened in 1859, the Tennessee State Capitol is a magnificent tribute to the people of Tennessee. This graceful structure was designed by noted architect William Strickland, who considered the Capitol his crowning achievement. When Strickland died suddenly during construction in 1854, he was buried in the north facade of the Capitol. The grounds of the State Capitol contain statues of several notable figures in history, including President and Mrs. James K. Polk. One of the oldest working capitols in the United States, the Tennessee State Capitol serves as home of the Tennessee General Assembly and houses the governor’s office.  

Tennessee State Capitol
600 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37208

Admission: Free
For hours and information, visit www.tnmuseum.org/state-capitol

Map of Tn Presidential Trail