The Hermitage: Home of President Andrew Jackson
As well as the home of
Uncle Alfred was born a slave at The Hermitage, possibly in the original kitchen across the yard from the original Hermitage log cabin. His mother had been the cook there. Alfred was Andrew Jackson's man servant and personal slave.
He was the original "curator" and definitely the very first Tour Guide/Docent. He took many people through the Mansion and grounds and wasn't afraid to talk with anyone.
|The great man himself, Alfred|
|This gentleman was kind enough to stand in the door frame so that I could show the height of the door.|