The Age of Jackson

Between 1815 and 1850, Tennessee embodied the spirit of American expansion and politics, with President Andrew Jackson being the central character in the state’s development.

Jackson was an American hero who became the first president from the land west of the old seaboard colonies. But the “age of Jackson” was more than one man. It was a time when government, both on the state and national levels, became more responsive to the “common folk.” State constitutions were rewritten, and politicians now had to court their votes. Displays on Jackson, David Crockett, Sam Houston, and President James K. Polk are included in this section.

Artifacts of note include:

  • Reconstruction of a middle class farmer’s cabin;
  • Andrew Jackson’s leather wallet;
  • English-made flintlock dueling pistols;
  • Standard cavalry bugle, c. 1825-40

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Tennessee State Museum
505 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN 37243-1120
FREE ADMISSION
 
Open: Tuesday - Saturday:
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 to 5 p.m.
Closed: Mondays and four holidays: New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.
(615) 741-2692
TOLL-FREE: 800-407-4324
museuminfo@tnmuseum.org

 

 

 

 
 
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Tennessee State Museum
505 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN 37243-1120
FREE ADMISSION
 
Open: Tuesday - Saturday:
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 to 5 p.m.
Closed: Mondays and four holidays: New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.
(615) 741-2692
TOLL-FREE: 800-407-4324
museuminfo@tnmuseum.org

 

 

 

 
 
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