3.23.2020 - Andrew Johnson National Historic Site is Modifying Operations to Implement Latest Health Guidance
Greeneville, TN – Andrew Johnson National Historic Site (NHS) is announcing modifications to operations to implement the latest guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), and local and state authorities to promote social distancing. As of March 22, Andrew Johnson NHS facilities and buildings are closed until further notice. The park’s grounds, audio tour and National Cemetery remain open for visitor use.
“We regret any inconvenience this closure may cause but believe this is the prudent next step in battling COVID-19,” said Park Superintendent David Foster. “Updates on the status of Andrew Johnson NHS will be posted on the park website: www.nps.gov/anjo and the park Facebook site: www.facebook.com/AndrewJohnsonNHS/”
The health and safety of our visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners at Andrew Johnson NHS is our number one priority. The National Park Service (NPS) is working with the federal, state, and local authorities to closely monitor the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. We will notify the public when we resume full operations and provide updates on our website and social media channels.
The NPS urges visitors to do their part when visiting a park and to follow CDC guidance to prevent the spread of infectious diseases by maintaining a safe distance between yourself and other groups; washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth; covering your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze; and most importantly, staying home if you feel sick.
Updates about NPS operations will be posted on www.nps.gov/coronavirus. Please check with individual parks for specific details about park operations.
Greeneville, TN – Andrew Johnson National Historic Site is announcing modifications to operations in order to implement the latest guidance from the White House, Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), and local and state authorities to promote social distancing in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. Effective immediately, the park visitor center and all daily guided tours of the Andrew Johnson National Historic Site Homestead are closed/cancelled until further notice.
In addition, the annual park Easter Egg Roll event, originally scheduled for April 4, has also been cancelled. “The health and safety of our visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners is our number one priority,” said park Superintendent David Foster. “The good news is, where it is possible to adhere to the latest health guidance, the outdoor exhibits and grounds, and the Andrew Johnson National Cemetery will remain open for our visitors.”
1.2.2020 - Andrew Johnson NHS Switches to New Hours of Operation
Andrew Johnson National Historic Site (NHS) will transition to new hours of operation beginning Thursday, January 2, 2020. The new hours of operation will be 9 am to 4 pm, Monday through Sunday. The change will allow staff additional time to address challenges faced at many parks today – how to reach underrepresented audiences, resource
protection, and improvements to the park’s education and interpretive programs.
Starting January 2, 2020, public tours of the Andrew Johnson Homestead will be offered at 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, 1:30 PM, and 2:30 PM. The free tours are limited to 12 persons. Tickets for the tours are available at the park visitor center located at 101 North College Street, Greeneville, TN. Tickets can only be issued on the day of the tour. Changes to the park’s hours of operation will not affect the Andrew Johnson National Cemetery, which is open daily.
Andrew Johnson National Historic Site is one of over 419 parks in the National Park System. To learn more about parks and the National Park Service programs in America’s communities visit www.nps.gov .
Last updated: March 23, 2020