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?
A successful transatlantic cable was completed in 1866. This connected America and England by telegraph and helped tremendously with international communications. The original cable, completed in 1858, worked only three weeks. The Civil War and financial troubles interrupted the effort until 1865.