Tulip Grove

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Tulip Grove
Tulip Grove is located in Tennessee
Tulip Grove
Location Lebanon Rd, Hermitage, Tennessee
Coordinates 36°12′44.43″N 86°36′11.33″W / 36.2123417°N 86.6031472°W / 36.2123417; -86.6031472Coordinates: 36°12′44.43″N 86°36′11.33″W / 36.2123417°N 86.6031472°W / 36.2123417; -86.6031472
Area 10 acres (4.0 ha)
Built 1836
Architect William C. Hume, Joseph Rieff
Architectural style Greek Revival
NRHP Reference # 70000607[1]
Added to NRHP February 26, 1970

Tulip Grove is an antebellum house built nearby the Hermitage in 1836 for Andrew Jackson Donelson, who was the nephew of Andrew Jackson.[2] The site was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970.[1]


While Andrew Jackson was still President in 1834, Andrew Jackson Donelson decided to build Tulip Grove in land close-by to the Hermitage. The house was completed in 1836 with the original name of "Poplar Grove." President Martin Van Buren suggested he rename it to Tulip Grove in 1841.[3]

In 1858, Donelson sold the property to the parents of painter Mayna Treanor Avent (1868–1959), who grew up at Tulip Grove.[4] Later, it passed through successive owners until 1964 when it was acquired by the Ladies' Hermitage Association.


Tulip Grove is representative of the antebellum Greek Revival style that was popular before the American Civil War. It consists of two main stories, a basement, and attic.

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ The Hermitage, p. 33, Published by the Ladies' Hermitage Association, 1997
  3. ^ On site descriptive signage
  4. ^ Tennessee Portrait Project

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