Get ready to celebrate National Park Week 2019 from April 20 to 28! In celebration of National Park Week, The Andrew Johnson National Historic Site would like to invite the young and young at heart to take part in a “History Hike” to be held on Saturday, April 27th.

Two separate hikes will be offered. The first hike will begin at 10:00 am and the second will start at 2:00pm. Both hikes will begin at the park’s Visitor Center located at 101 North College Street in downtown Greeneville.

The hike will be approximately 2 miles in length and the route will have hills and stairs to negotiate so please plan your participation accordingly. Each hike will last approximately 2 hours. There is no charge for this special event.

For more information, please call 423-638-3551.
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The Andrew Johnson National Historic Site is a fee-free site, but is still a member of the Blue Star Museum program.

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Eliza McCardle Johnson

Discover more about Eliza McCardle Johnson through C-Span's "First Ladies: Influence and Image" series. The broadcast enables viewers to learn more about this reclusive yet quietly influential First Lady.

Eliza Johnson is credited with teaching her husband to read and write. He actually had the rudiments of an education, and she helped further it along. Andrew Johnson acknowledged his gratitude in some of his speeches.

Nashville's Union and American synopsis from a Johnson speech at Sparta (1853) credited him as saying: "God bless woman! For she had taught him the rudiments of the education which he had."

And from Johnson's remarks at the Tennessee State Fair (1857): "I tell you, my fellow-citizens, the day is coming when it will be seen that the integrity of this government depends upon the education of our daughters."

Last updated: April 18, 2019

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Andrew Johnson National Historic Site
121 Monument Ave.

Greeneville, TN 37743


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