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Andrew Johnson National Historic Site

121 Monument Ave.
Greeneville, TN 37743
423-638-3551
Hours: Daily 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
*Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day

Home of Andrew Johnson, the 17th President of the United States. Visitors can  tour the Visitor Center, Museum, Tailor Shop, two Greeneville residences and the National Cemetery, the burial site of President Johnson.

A Walk With The President Tour

Historic Downtown Greeneville
423-787-0500
Hours: Monday – Saturday, April through October. Departs from the lobby of the General Morgan Inn at 9:30 a.m.  Tour limited to 12 people.  Call for group reservations.

Tennessee’s second oldest town is brought to life as you stroll down the same streets that Andrew Johnson did when he returned from the White House in 1869.  The 90-minute walking tour will take you back in time as you experience the architectural treasures of Greeneville’s historic churches and homes. 

 

Bible Covered Bridge

Warrensburg Rd.
Greeneville, TN 37743
423-638-4111

Built in 1923, the bridge stretches across Little Chuckey Creek at a ford that connects the Bible farm with the Warrensburg Road. In 1948, the bridge was deeded to Greene County and in 1975 it became a historical structure.  Restoration of the bridge was completed in the fall of 2004 by the Greene County Highway Department with the help of a grant from the Tennessee Department of Transportation.

Capitol of the Lost State of Franklin (replica)

203 North College Street
Greeneville, TN  37745
423-639-7105
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Greeneville was the seat of government from 1785-1788 and changed hands several times.  Site includes the cabin and Tennessee State historical marker.  

 

City Garage Car Museum

210 South Main St.
Greeneville, TN 37743
423-638-6971
Hours: Wednesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. or by appointment for groups of 10 or more and special events.

The City Garage Car Museum was founded in 2008 by Kent Bewley, a Greeneville native whose family has been in the automobile business since 1937.  The museum has a diverse collection of cars ranging from a 1914 Ford Brass T Model to a 1971 DeTomaso Pantera Sports Car. The Emporium, the Palace Movie Theatre and Suzie Q’s diner add much to the museum experience.  

Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park

1245 Davy Crockett Park Rd.
Limestone, TN 37681
423-257-2167
Hours: Visitor Center and museum open weekdays 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Campground and park open year-round.

This beautifully landscaped 105-acre park along the Nolichuckey River features the museum, depicting the life of Davy Crockett, replica of Crockett birthplace cabin, camping, swimming pool, picnic areas, fishing and hiking, and boat access to the river.

Dickson-Williams Mansion

108 North Irish St.
Greeneville, TN 37743
423-787-0500.
Hours: Daily tours start at 1 p.m. and are limited to 12 people. For groups larger than 12, please call 423-787-0500. All tours leave from the lobby of the General  Morgan Inn on Main Street.

One of the prime examples of Federal architecture in Tennessee, the mansion  was built in 1821 by Greeneville's first postmaster, William Dickson. During the  Civil War, both Confederate and Union troops were entertained there.

Doak House Museum

Erwin Hwy.
Greeneville, TN 37743
423-636-8554
Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Closed for all national and college holidays.

Visit the home of Rev. Samuel Witherspoon Doak, a frontier Presbyterian minister and educator who co-founded Tusculum College. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Doak's home, built ca. 1830, houses period  furnishings and offers educational programs for adults and children, as well as special events throughout the year.

Greene County Courthouse (Courthouse Square)

101 South Main Street
Greeneville, TN  37743
423-798-1730
Hours: Monday - Friday, ( 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

The site of many memorable happenings in the town's history including the celebrated Greeneville Union Convention of June, 1861, and the funeral of President Andrew Johnson in 1875.  Three notable monuments are situated there: the exedra commemorates John Sevier and Greeneville, the Capitol of the State of Franklin, the stone shaft for General John Hunt Morgan, and the Union Soldier attests to the fact that many soldiers from Greene County served in the Union Army during the Civil War.  

 

Harmony Cemetery

Church St.
Greeneville, TN 37745
423-639-7105

The oldest graveyard in present day Greeneville, the tombstones date back to the 1790s. Valentine Sevier, who served as Greene County Circuit Court Clerk from 1810 until 1854 is buried here, as well as Robert Kerr, first settler of Greeneville, and Mordecai Lincoln, a tanner and Justice of the Peace, who performed Andrew Johnson’s wedding and was a cousin of Abraham Lincoln. The upper corner is called the “cholera section” because in 1873, during an epidemic, trenches were dug and people were buried there because they were dying faster than the graves could be dug.

Nathanael Greene Museum

101 W. McKee St.
Greeneville, TN 37743
423-636-1558
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Children’s programs by appointment.
Admission is $3 for adults, $2 for students.  Museum members enter free of charge.

Take a walk through Greene County's rich history. Eleven galleries house artifacts depicting the lives of pioneer children, early farmers, soldiers, President  Andrew Johnson, African Americans, Victorian era families and much more.  Located in the Downtown Historic District.

Old Greene County Gaol (Jail)

E. Depot St.
Greeneville, TN 37743
423-638-4111

Originally built in 1804-05, the stone jail was in the middle of Depot Street near  the Andrew Johnson Tailor Shop. Rumored to be the oldest jail in the state of  Tennessee, the rear of the jail was nearly touching Richland Creek so the creek  water would flow through the jail. In 1838, the jail was moved stone by stone to  its present site.

President Andrew Johnson Museum & Library at Tusculum College

P.O. Box 5026
Greeneville, TN 37743
423-636-7348
Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Open for special events, weekends, and evenings as announced or by appointment. Closed for all national and college holidays. *It is strongly advised that visitors call in advance.

The museum is located at Tusculum  College, the oldest college in Tennessee and the 23rd oldest in operation in the country, founded in 1794. You will find the personal library of President Johnson, along with exhibits of personal artifacts of the president and his family, and the history of the college. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and part of the campus's National Historic District.