Andrew Jackson Foundation celebrates 130 years

Posted at 10:31 PM, Apr 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-05 23:31:45-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Andrew Jackson died almost 200 years ago, but thanks to a special group you can still see his home today.

The Andrew Jackson Foundation came together Friday night at Vanderbilt's John Seigenthaler Center to celebrate 130 years of preserving the Hermitage.

They hosted panel discussions and told stories about how they saved the Tennessee landmark.

"The state which owned the hermitage was going to turn it into a home for Tennessee civil War veterans who didn't have a family to care for them, which would have radically changed the future of that site's preservation. And this group of lady's felt that it was a disrespect to Andrew Jackson and to his memory," explained Andrew Jackson Foundation President Howard Kittell.

You can visit The Hermitage yourself. It's open to the public seven days a week in Hermitage.