We are excited that you are planning a visit to Andrew Johnson National Historic Site with your students. Your visit will allow student interaction with items that once belonged to Andrew Johnson and his family. As a unit of the National Park Service, our mission is to protect history and share resources while engaging visitors with memorable experiences. When your students visit the site, they will walk the halls of the President's Homestead where the Johnson family experienced happiness and sorrow during pivotal moments of the Civil War. They can listen for the sounds of a tailor cutting cloth in the original shop owned by Andrew Johnson and stand atop Monument Hill at the President's gravesite overlooking Greeneville as they compare and contrast the time period in which the President lived and our lives today.
To Schedule a Field Trip
Teachers wishing to bring their class to the Andrew Johnson National Historic Site need to call the Chief of Education at 423-639-3711 x103. Advance planning is extremely important as the site does require reservations if you wish for park rangers to facilitate activities.
Park Ranger-led programs:
The staff of the Andrew Johnson National Historic Site wants to provide your students with an enjoyable educational program. There is no charge for a ranger-led program of the site. The Homestead tour requires a park ranger to be your guide.
Large groups may require that the teacher lead a session in order to keep the group sizes small. Only 15-20 students may be admitted into the Homestead at a time, so large groups will be divided into segments for their visit.
Groups may visit on a self-guided basis (the only exception is the Homestead which requires a guided tour). Sites available for self-guided programs are the Visitor Center, the Early Home, the Homestead grounds, and the National Cemetery.
Advance registration for a self-guided tour is required. Often, park rangers can assist you in planning the timing of your activities. Please call (423) 639-3711 x103.
Learn more about the On-Site Experience.