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The Hermitage was once a cotton plantation owned and initially managed by Andrew Jackson, the seventh US President. The land started as a mere 420-acre space, where Jackson built a home and a cotton farm. It expanded to 1000 acre at its peak. This is also the former president died in 1845.

Today, the Hermitage is a 350 acre museum featuring the mansion and a series of other buildings, as well as Jacksons? (Andrew and wife Rachel?s) graves in the garden. The eight-room mansion was built in a Greek Revival architecture, with two main stories, flanked by one-story wings. The house opened as a museum in 1889.

The Hermitage is a National Historic Landmark since 1960. It is the fourth most visited presidential residence, turned museum, un the country with its almost quarter of a million visitors per year.
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