• Andrew Johnson with Sioux delegation at White House

    Andrew Johnson

    National Historic Site Tennessee

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  • There will not be a 2:30 Homestead tour on Sunday September 21, 2014

    Due to a pre-scheduled youth event, the 2:30 Homestead tour on Sunday September 21st will not be available. Please join us for free Homestead tours at 9:30, 10:30, 11:30, 1:30 , 3:30 and 4:30. Thank you .

Laws & Policies

As of February 22, 2010, a new Federal law allows people who can legally possess firearms under applicable federal, state, and local laws, to legally possess firearms in this park. It is the responsibility of visitors to understand and comply with all applicable state, local, and federal firearms laws before entering this park. As a starting point about state and local firearms laws, please go to the following web site and select the state that you are interested in from the right side of the page:

http://www.atf.gov/publications/firearms/state-laws/29th-edition/index.html

And for state reciprocity agreements:

http://www.tennessee.gov/safety/handgun/reciprocity.htm

Federal law also prohibits firearms in certain facilities in this park; those places are marked with signs at all public entrances.

Did You Know?

Sam Johnson

Martha Johnson Patterson, Andrew Johnson's daughter, said their slave Sam would boast that he was Johnson's servant. "But in truth," she continued, "Andrew Johnson belonged to Sam." Andrew Johnson gave Sam land for a church and school for the freedmen of Greeneville, TN.