"The Constitution is my Guide"

Andrew Johnson's complex presidency (1865-69) illustrates the Constitution at work following the Civil War. As the President and Congress disagreed on Reconstruction methods, the Constitution served as their guide on balance of powers, vetoes, and impeachment. In the end, it evolved as a living document with pivotal amendments on freedom, citizenship, and voting rights - topics still vital today.

Andrew Johnson Visitor Center

Andrew Johnson Visitor Center

Begin your visit to Andrew Johnson NHS at the Visitor Center. Here you will receive orientation on visiting the other parts of the park.

Andrew Johnson Homestead

Andrew Johnson Homestead

The Homestead is the place Andrew Johnson called home both before and after his Presidency.

Andrew Johnson National Cemetery

Andrew Johnson National Cemetery

This scenic resting place of the 17th President is also a veteran cemetery. Read a short history of the National Cemetery.

Desgd. by H. Bateman. Engd. by J.L. Giles

Andrew Johnson and Reconstruction

Learn more about this pivotal and volatile time in American History

A Harper's Weekly image of Andrew Johnson's impeachment trial

Andrew Johnson and Impeachment

Learn more about Andrew Johnson's impeachment and acquittal

Andrew Johnson's Family

Andrew Johnson's Family

Learn more about Andrew and Eliza Johnson's family.

Sam and Dolly Johnson

The Johnson Slaves

Learn more about the lives and legacies of Johnson's enslaved people.

The 8th of August

The 8th of August

August 8th is known as Emancipation Day in this region. Discover its connection to Andrew Johnson and his slaves.

Find a Veteran Grave

Find a grave in the National Cemetery

Find locations of gravesites and information on veterans buried in the National Cemetery through the VA's Veterans Legacy Memorial site.

Last updated: January 11, 2023

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Andrew Johnson National Historic Site
121 Monument Ave.

Greeneville, TN 37743


423 638-3551

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