Road and Parking Lot Resurfacing
For the next couple of weeks, road and parking lot repair and resurfacing will be taking place at the park. Be aware that conditions will vary and driving/parking accessibility to some of the site units will be altered.
Plan Your Visit
The Andrew Johnson National Historic Site is comprised of four units:
The Visitor Center
Please note that the entire park is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Days.
An NPS Photo
The last acquisition to the site, Andrew Johnson's Early Home completes the story of the tailor turned politician. The house is open on the first level and basement with information about Andrew Johnson's early life, the purchase of his first slaves, and his entrance into the political world. Explore a family photo album and time-line of national events as they related to Andrew Johnson's life while listening to music of the era.
Open daily 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
An NPS Photo
Andrew Johnson owned this home for twenty-four years, both before and after his presidency. During the Civil War, soldiers occupied the house and left it in a state of disrepair. The Johnson family renovated the home following their return home from Washington. Three consecutive generations occupied the home before placing it in the stewardship of the National Park Service.
The Homestead is now filled with many original family belongings and memorabilia. Guided tours are available daily every hour on the half hour between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
An NPS Photo
Andrew Johnson and his family are buried at the crest of Monument Hill. The Andrew Johnson National Cemetery continues today as one of only two active NPS burial ground for the nation's veterans.The cemetery is open daily 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. for vehicular traffic. A pedestrian gate at the main entrance is open 24 hours a day.
The cemetery observes Memorial Day with a remembrance program and extended hours. Please contact 423-639-3711 for more information.
Adjacent to the site are two additional items of interest:
The Birthplace Replica
Provided by Andrew Johnson's estate, this replica of Andrew Johnson's birthplace in Raleigh, North Carolina, will give you the true scope of Johnson's rise from humble beginnings.
The replica is open daily from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Exceptions would include inclement weather, as well as Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day. The grounds are accessible anytime.
Statue of Andrew Johnson
Sculpted by Jim Gray, and also provided through Andrew Johnson's estate, the inspiring and imposing figure of Andrew Johnson is mounted on the corner of College and Depot Streets in downtown Greeneville, TN, overlooking the Andrew Johnson National Historic Site.
Another cast of the statue stands on the Capitol grounds in Nashville, TN, where Johnson served as Representative and Senator, as well as both Governor and Military Governor of the state.
Did You Know?
Family tradition holds that Andrew Johnson arrived in Greeneville with a cart drawn by a blind pony in 1826. His mother and step-father were with him. Tradition also says they camped at a spring on the Homestead property.