Solar Eclipse Tailgate

Mon. Aug 21, 2017 at 8:30am CDT
All Ages
$8.00 - $100.00
All Ages
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$8.00 - $100.00
All Ages
Event Description

Don’t miss out on the largest solar eclipse event ever to hit Nashville! To commemorate this historic event, we are hosting a FREE Solar Eclipse Tailgate on the grounds of The Hermitage. Guests are invited to pack their vehicles and park in the fields in front of The Hermitage’s entrance gate, which will be prime viewing spots for this celestial event. The first 2,000 guests will get a FREE pair of Solar Eclipse Glasses, courtesy of Deloitte.  In addition to your viewing spot, a child’s play area will be set up including historical games, science activities, and a craft table to make their own solar eclipse glasses! 

The partial eclipse will begin at 11:59a in Hermitage and the total eclipse will happen at 1:28p. Space is first-come first-serve and the field will open at 8:30 am, so we recommend arriving early. It will be an open field to maximize viewing, so take heat precautions and bring plenty of water. Pop-up tents are prohibited, but personal umbrellas are allowed.

Food trucks are invited to attend, we will update our website as we get vendors confirmed closer to the date. Guests are welcome to bring their own food and beverages to the tailgate area Restrooms will be available nearby.

All guests to The Hermitage that day will be offered a special discount on general admission:

$16.00 Adults
$11.00 High school and college students
$8.00 Students through 8th grade

Kids 5 and under FREE

Whether you live down the street or across the country, this is a great opportunity to experience history in many forms at The Hermitage!

Reserved Parking Passes

VIP parking spaces are available to reserve for this event. These spaces will be placed closest to The Hermitage entrance. Your VIP Parking will include 1 parking spot, 2 pairs of solar eclipse glasses, and 2 adult admission passes to The Hermitage. Additional general admission tickets can be purchased separately for a discount at the ticket office. 

Once your pass is purchased, you will receive an email confirming your reservation and a VIP Parking Pass to print and place on the dashboard of your vehicle.


Tickets for the Solar Eclipse are non-refundable and the event will take place rain or shine.

Always follow safe eclipse viewing procedures. The Andrew Jackson Foundation assumes no responsibility for any person causing harm to themselves or others by following unsafe eclipse viewing procedures or using an unsafe, defective, or counterfeit product. Make sure that your eclipse safety glasses or viewers are certified as meeting ISO standards for safe solar viewing. The current standard for safe solar viewing is ISO 12312-2; your eclipse glasses or viewers should have this designation printed on them. 

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The Hermitage 4580 Rachel's Lane
Hermitage, TN 37076
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