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Special Programs for Presidents’ Day Weekend

Greeneville, TN – In observance of Presidents’ Day 2019, the Andrew Johnson National Historic Site is offering additional presidential themed programs this weekend. A walking tour of the Andrew Johnson National Cemetery will be offered on Saturday, February 16 at 2 pm. Come discover the final resting place of our 17th President, Andrew Johnson and his family. Explore the stories found in the monuments of over 2,000 military veterans. Learn more about the history and architecture of our country’s National Cemeteries. Please be prepared for outdoor conditions. Expect to negotiate stairs and other potentially uneven terrain. Wear sturdy shoes. The tour will last approximately one hour. The national cemetery is located at 121 Monument Avenue, Greeneville, TN.

The Andrew Johnson Homestead will be open for regular tours on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, and will include a new temporary exhibit called, “Handmade with Love” featuring some of the small items that the Johnson family used for sewing and sending greeting cards. Homestead tours require tickets, and those free tickets may be picked up at the visitor center. While at the visitor center make sure to see our new anniversary passport stamp, highlighting the 150th anniversary of Andrew Johnson’s return to Greeneville from the White House in 1869. This commemorative ink stamp is only available until the end of 2019.

On Monday, February 18th at 2:00 pm, a program entitled “Hail to the Chief: Visiting the National Park Service Presidential Sites” will be presented at the David Crockett Birthplace State Park Visitor Center. This event is free and open to the public. Please call David Crockett Birthplace State Park for questions about this program at 423-257-2167.
 
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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."

 
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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.

Last updated: February 14, 2019

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Greeneville, TN 37743

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