The Visitor Center
The Early Home
201 East Depot Street, Greeneville, TN
The last acquisition to the site, Andrew Johnson's Early Home tells the story of the tailor-turned-politician. Andrew and Eliza's lived in this house from the 1830's until 1851, when they moved into the larger Homestead several blocks away.
The Early Home is open on the first level and basement with information about Andrew Johnson's early life, the growth of his family, the purchase of his first slaves, and his entrance into the political world. Explore a family photo album and time-line of national events as they related to Andrew Johnson's life while listening to music of the era. Open daily 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Days
209 S. Main St., Greeneville, TN
Andrew Johnson owned this home 24 years, and lived here both before and after his presidency. During the Civil War, soldiers occupied the house and left it in disrepair. The Johnsons renovated the home when they returned from Washington, filling it with Victorian furnishings and political gifts. Three generations of the family occupied the home before placing it in the stewardship of the National Park Service. The Homestead is filled with many original family belongings and memorabilia. Guided tours are normally available daily at 10:30, 11:30, 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30. There is no admission charge, but visitors must obtain tickets for a tour at the Visitor Center no later than 15 minutes prior to the tour. Tour sizes are limited to 12. Click for more information on how to tour the Homestead...
The National Cemetery
121 Monument Ave., Greeneville, TN
Andrew Johnson and his family are buried at the crest of Monument Hill. The Andrew Johnson National Cemetery served as an active NPS burial ground for the nation's veterans until 2019.
The cemetery is open daily 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. for vehicular traffic. A pedestrian gate at the main entrance is open 24 hours a day. Be advised that due to the narrow roadway and tight turn on Monument Avenue, RVs, mobile homes, charter buses or vehicles with trailers are prohibited from the National Cemetery.
The cemetery observes Memorial Day with a remembrance program and extended hours.
Adjacent to the site are two additional items of interest:
The Birthplace Replica
Provided by Andrew Johnson's estate, this replica of Andrew Johnson's birthplace in Raleigh, North Carolina, will give you the true scope of Johnson's rise from humble beginnings.
The replica is open daily from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. with the exceptions of include inclement weather, as well as Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day. The grounds are accessible anytime.
Statue of Andrew Johnson
Sculpted by Jim Gray, and also provided through Andrew Johnson's estate, the commanding figure of Andrew Johnson is mounted on the corner of College and Depot Streets in downtown Greeneville, TN, overlooking the Andrew Johnson National Historic Site.
Another cast of the statue stands on the Capitol grounds in Nashville, TN, where Johnson served as Representative and Senator, as well as both Governor and Military Governor of the state.
Last updated: August 8, 2019