Plan Your Visit

The Andrew Johnson National Historic Site is comprised of four units:

 
A wide angle view of the Visitor Center complex
The Visitor Center

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The Visitor Center
101 N. College Street, Greeneville, TN


The Visitor Center sits on the corner of College and Depot Streets in historic downtown Greeneville, TN. It is the contact station for visitor information, brochures, and directions. Here you will find the site's 13 1/2 minute orientation film and the Eastern National bookstore. Adjoining the Visitor Center, the Memorial Building houses the presidential museum, as well as Andrew Johnson's original 1830's Tailor Shop. Tickets for the tour of the Andrew Johnson Homestead are available at the Visitor Center, unless unforseen events such as maintenance, weather, or staffing necessitate it's closure.

The Visitor Center is open daily 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. The park, with the exception of the National Cemetery, is closed at noon on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's eves, and all day on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Days.

 
A front image of Johnson's Early Home with shingle roof
Andrew Johnson's Early Home, 1830's - 1851

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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 family 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 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 (removed for Covid-19) and time-line of national events as they related to Andrew Johnson's life and times. The Early Home is open daily 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. It is closed at noon on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's eves, and all day on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Days.

 
A fall scene of Johnson's Homestead from Main Street
Andrew Johnson's Homestead, 1851-1875

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The Homestead
209 S. Main St., Greeneville, TN


COVID-19 update: The historic Andrew Johnson Homestead is reopening on a limited self-guiding basis. The Homestead will be open every Tuesday through Saturday, 9 am to 11 am and again from 1 pm to 3 pm. The park will be closed Sunday and Monday.

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.

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Wide angle view of cemetery, monument, and road
Andrew Johnson National Cemetery

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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 for vehicular and pedestrian traffic. Recreational activities are not allowed.

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.

In addition, a cemetery construction project is currently underway. You might experience road or section closures as it progresses.
 

Though not part of the historic site, there are two additional places of interest adjacent to the park:

 
Johnson's Birthplace replica with fall colored trees
Replica of Andrew Johnson's Birthplace

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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 am - 4:00 pm. Exceptions include inclement weather, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Eves/Days. The grounds are accessible anytime.

 
Andrew Johnson statue behind fall flowers
Andrew Johnson statue by Jim Gray.

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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: November 6, 2020

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Mailing Address:

Andrew Johnson National Historic Site
121 Monument Ave.

Greeneville, TN 37743

Phone:

(423) 638-3551

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