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

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Operating Hours

Please Note: Pursuant to 36 CFR § 1.5, the Andrew Johnson NHS is extending its Spring hours (5 days a week) for the Visitor Center and Homestead.

The park will be open Wednesday through Sunday, 9 am to 4 pm. Tours of the Homestead will normally be offered at 10:30, 11:30, 1:30, and 2:30; tickets are available at the Visitor Center.

Pursuant to the Andrew Johnson NHS compendium these facilities are normally scheduled to open 7 days a week beginning April 1. The temporary extension is required due to the lack of personnel.


From April through November, Andrew Johnson National Historic Site is usually open daily from 9 am to 4 pm. From December through March, the site is usually open Tuesday through Saturday, 9 am to 4 pm.

Also, be advised in planning that the park will close at noon on Thanskgiving eve, Christmas Eve, and New Year's Eve and be closed all day on the Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day Holidays.


 

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

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.

 
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 unfurnished Early Home is open on the first level with exhibit panels that tell the story of Andrew Johnson's early life - from his impoverished childhood as an apprentice in Raleigh, NC to his arrival in Greeneville and his entrance into the political world.

When you step inside this home, you will learn about the growth of the Johnson family and the purchase of his first slaves in the place where it all began. The Early Home is open during park business hours.

 
Homestead with flowering dogwood
Andrew Johnson's Homestead, 1851-1875

An NPS Photo

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


The Homestead is open on a guided tour basis at 10:30 & 11:30 am and 1:30 & 2:30 pm during park business hours. Tours are free but required to maintain a tour size of no more than 10 visitors on a first-come/first-served basis. Tickets are available until 15 minutes prior to tour time at the Visitor Center. You may walk or drive to the Homestead. Parking is available.

Facemasks are currently optional while touring the Homestead. Other arrangements may be made for organized groups of 13 or more people. For additional information contact the park visitor center at (423) 638-3551.

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.

Click for more information on how to tour the Homestead...
 
View of Monument Hill with flag, gazebo, and obelisk
Andrew Johnson National Cemetery

An NPS Photo

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.
 

Parking Lots

All areas of the Andrew Johnson National Historic Site and Cemetery have free parking for visitors.

Cemetery Headquarters Parking lot

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SPACES
9 Total
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This serves as employee parking for the Headquarters building, as well as visitors to the building, when space allows.
Headquarters Parking Lot
There is no fee for this parking area
Cost: $0.00
Standard Hours
Sun: N/A
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The lot is often full with employee vehicles 7:30-4:00 pm. There is a pull off area in front of the HQ building where guests can park.

Amenities:
Accessible Lot: Yes
Number of ADA-designated spaces: 1
Number of ADA van-accessible spaces: 1
Number of ADA step-free spaces: 1
Total number of spaces: 9
Number of oversize vehicle spaces: 0
   
   
There is a ramp into the Headquarters building. The main floor is accessible.
 

Homestead Parking Lot

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SPACES
7 Total
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The Homestead parking lot sits adjacent to the historic home.
Homestead parking
There is no fee to park at the Homestead
Cost: $0.00
Standard Hours
Sun: N/A
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Fri: N/A
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Amenities:
Accessible Lot: Yes
Number of ADA-designated spaces: 1
Number of ADA van-accessible spaces: 1
Number of ADA step-free spaces: 1
Total number of spaces: 7
Number of oversize vehicle spaces: 0
   
   
Note: The upper floors of the Homestead are not accessible
 

Monument Hill Parking area

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SPACES
3 Total
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There are three spaces at the crest of Monument Hill, directly behind the Presidential burial plot.
Monument Hill parking area
There is no fee for this parking area
Cost: $0.00
Standard Hours
Sun: N/A
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Tue: N/A
Wed: N/A
Thu: N/A
Fri: N/A
Sat: N/A
Amenities:
Accessible Lot: No
Number of ADA-designated spaces: 0
Number of ADA van-accessible spaces: 0
Number of ADA step-free spaces: 0
Total number of spaces: 3
Number of oversize vehicle spaces: 0
   
   
 

National Cemetery Lower parking area

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SPACES
4 Total
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This cemetery is usually used by relatives and friends visiting gravesites in the National Cemetery.
Andrew Johnson Cemetery lower lot
There is no fee for this parking area
Cost: $0.00
Standard Hours
Sun: N/A
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Wed: N/A
Thu: N/A
Fri: N/A
Sat: N/A
Amenities:
Accessible Lot: No
Number of ADA-designated spaces: 0
Number of ADA van-accessible spaces: 0
Number of ADA step-free spaces: 0
Total number of spaces: 4
Number of oversize vehicle spaces: 0
   
   
 

Visitor Center Parking Lot

36.1626, -82.8290
SPACES
12 Total
2 Oversized
This is the parking area for the Andrew Johnson Visitor Center, the Early Home, and the Birthplace replica and Johnson statue. It is located behind the Early Home and across the street from the Visitor Center.
Visitor Center parking lot
There is no parking fee at the site.
Cost: $0.00
Standard Hours
Sun: N/A
Mon: N/A
Tue: N/A
Wed: N/A
Thu: N/A
Fri: N/A
Sat: N/A
Amenities:
Accessible Lot: No
Number of ADA-designated spaces: 1
Number of ADA van-accessible spaces: 1
Number of ADA step-free spaces: 1
Total number of spaces: 12
Number of oversize vehicle spaces: 2
   
   
 
 

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 during park business hours, 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: June 22, 2022

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

Andrew Johnson National Historic Site
121 Monument Ave.

Greeneville , TN 37743

Phone:

423 638-3551

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