Homestead Status - The Andrew Johnson Homestead is undergoing renovation. The installation of a system to moderate the temperature and humidity levels within the house will help preserve the family treasures for generations to come. While the house is emptied of artifacts and closed for tours, explore more of the treasures at the Andrew Johnson National Historic Site through the Google Cultural Institute's virtual tour of the Homestead.
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.
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."
The Andrew Johnson National Historic Site is a fee-free site, but is still a member of the Blue Star Museum program.
Last updated: January 3, 2018