In the work yard behind the Hermitage mansion, only Alfred’s Cabin remains. It is a log, double-pen cabin organized around a central chimney. The house form is commonly known as a saddlebag. Recent studies suggest it may have been built as early as 1841. It is called Alfred’s Cabin because Alfred Jackson, formerly enslaved, lived in it as a free man until his death in 1901. Pictured are tourists some decades ago exploring the cabin and more recent visitors to the historic cabin.

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