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Andrew Johnson News Release

Release date: June 1, 2020

Contact: Shawn G. Gillette (423) 423-639-3711, x 2

Andrew Johnson NHS is Beginning to Increase Visitor Services to the Park

Greeneville, TN – Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, Andrew Johnson National Historic Site is increasing visitor services. The National Park Service (NPS) is working service-wide with federal, state, and local public health authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and using a phased approach to increase visitor services on a park-by-park basis.

Beginning June 8, 2020, Andrew Johnson National Historic Site will reopen the Andrew Johnson Early Home, visitor center, Memorial Building and Tailor Shop. The hours of operation will be 10am to 3pm, Monday through Friday only.

The Andrew Johnson National Cemetery and all park grounds continue to remain open to the public.

The historic Andrew Johnson Homestead will remain closed.

“We are excited to welcome visitors back to their park,” said park Superintendent David Foster. “We hope everyone will stop by to enjoy and appreciate this special place.”

While these areas are open for visitors to enjoy, a return to full operations will continue to be phased and services may be limited. When recreating, the public should follow local area health orders, practice Leave No Trace principles, avoid crowding and avoid high-risk outdoor activities.

At Andrew Johnson NHS, our operational approach will be to examine each facility function and service provided to ensure those operations comply with current public health guidance and will be regularly monitored. We continue to work closely with the NPS Office of Public Health using CDC guidance to ensure public and workspaces are safe and clean for visitors, employees, partners, and volunteers.

The CDC has offered guidance to help people recreating in parks and open spaces prevent the spread of infectious diseases. We will continue to monitor all park functions to ensure that visitors adhere to CDC guidance for mitigating risks associated with the transmission of COVID-19 and take any additional steps necessary to protect public health.

Updates about National Park Service operations will be posted on www.nps.gov/coronavirus. For more information about specific operations at Andrew Johnson NHS visit www.nps.gov/anjo, or call (423) 639-3711 x 2.


National Park Service News Release
Release Date: March 23, 2020
Contact: Shawn Gillette, (423) 639-3711 x2


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.

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Andrew Johnson News Release

3.20.2020

For Immediate Release
Contact: Shawn G. Gillette (423) 423-639-3711, x 2

Andrew Johnson NHS is Modifying Operations to Implement Latest Health Guidance

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, all daily guided tours of the Andrew Johnson National Historic Site Homestead are 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 follow the latest health guidance, the park visitor center, outdoor exhibits and grounds, and the Andrew Johnson National Cemetery will remain open for our visitors.”

Updates about National Park Service operations are posted on www.nps.gov/coronavirus.

 
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: June 1, 2020

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Greeneville, TN 37743

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