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Hermitage To Close Wednesday For President Trump's Visit

Posted at 1:01 PM, Mar 13, 2017

Andrew Jackson's Hermitage will be closed Wednesday due to President Donald Trump's first visit to Tennessee.

Trump was scheduled to speak at Nashville Municipal Auditorium at 6:30 p.m. However, before his rally, Trump will visit Andrew Jackson's Hermitage.

The president's visit falls on the same day as Jackson's 250th Birthday Celebration. He will participate in a private ceremony honoring Jackson's birthday, in which he will lay a wreath at President Jackson's tomb.

 All events planned Thursday through Saturday would go on as planned, with some of the planned events for Wednesday added to the other days of the celebration. 

“We’re pleased that the president has an interest in Andrew Jackson,” said Howard J. Kittell, president and CEO of Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage. “The Hermitage is the best place to learn Jackson’s story. We’re looking forward to showing the president and his staff around.”

The specific reason for Trump’s visit to Nashville was not released, but political analyst, Pat Nolan, said he believed healthcare will take center stage at his rally in an effort to gain Republican support.

Nashville Mayor Megan Barry said she would not be attending the President's rally, but would be at the Hermitage earlier in the day.

Mayor Barry To Visit Hermitage With President Trump

The last sitting president to visit the Hermitage was Ronald Reagan 35 years ago in 1982. Before him, was Lyndon B. Johnson in 1967. They both visited on March 15th, Jackson's birthday. 

Tickets and tours purchased for Wednesday will be redeemed for admission Thursday, and tour groups can reschedule by contacting The Hermitage with another preferred date.