Early Home Wheelchair Lift Temporarily Inaccessible
An improved wheelchair lift for the Early Home is being installed. During the transition, the lift will be temporarily inaccessible during the week of September 22, 2014.
Follow the guidelines below for touring the Andrew Johnson Homestead:
Tours through the President's Homestead are available at 9:30, 10:30, 11:30, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30, and 4:30. There is no admission charge, but visitors must obtain tickets for a tour at the Visitor Center no later than 15 minutes prior to the tour. Tour sizes are limited to 12. Tours begin on the back porch of the Homestead, and visitors may either walk or drive to the house. Parking is available.
Be aware that in the Fall and Spring, group tours may be going through the Homestead. Any tour full with scheduled groups will preclude the regular tour schedule. Any groups larger than 12 should call the Visitor Center at 423-638-3551 to make reservations in advance.
The home is open for tours daily with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.
Did You Know?
The United States purchased Alaska from Russia for $7,200,000.00 during Andrew Johnson's administration. Secretary of State William Seward was instrumental in the purchase. People who thought the investment a bad idea called the purchase "Seward's Folly" and "Johnson's Polar Bear Garden."