Greeneville, TN – A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 50,700 visitors to Andrew Johnson National Historic Site in 2018 spent $3.0 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 44 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $3.9 million.
“Andrew Johnson National Historic Site welcomes visitors from across the country and around the world,” said Superintendent Dave Foster. “We are delighted to share the story of the life and legacy of Andrew Johnson, the 17th President of the United States and humbled to be caretakers of the National Cemetery, a hallowed place where we honor our Nation’s veterans. We also feature the park as a way to introduce our visitors to northeastern Tennessee and all that it offers. National park tourism is a significant driver in the national economy, returning $10 for every $1 invested in the National Park Service, and it’s a big factor in our local economy as well. We appreciate the continued partnership and support of our neighbors.”
To learn more about national parks in Tennessee and how the National Park Service works with Tennessee communities to help preserve local history, conserve the environment, and provide outdoor recreation, go to www.nps.gov/tn.