Andrew Johnson National Historic Site

Andrew Johnson National Historic Site

The Andrew Johnson National Historic Site in Greeneville, Tennessee, is a must-see for history buffs and anybody interested in learning more about the region’s rich past. The museum is located at 101 N College St., on the Lincoln Memorial University campus. 

The park is named after Andrew Johnson, the 17th president of the United States, who took office after Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. Andrew Johnson was a member of the Greeneville College board of trustees and was involved in his community. The formation of the modern nation was one of the significant events of Johnson’s presidency.

The Andrew Johnson museum has numerous interesting displays about the life of the 17th president, including his personal and political mementos. This early mansion, Johnson Homestead, which was completed in 1848, served as the future president’s residence. It is two stories tall along Main Street, and three stories tall at the back. It has a wood entablature and a low-pitched gable roof. Shutters, sidelights, and molded lintels are all practical in this home. The interior of the house includes much of the same furniture as the President. Johnson’s descendants provided artifacts and family antiques, which are displayed around the house. 

An actual tailor shop, a museum, and two mansions where President Andrew Johnson spent much of his time are all part of the Andrew Johnson Visitor Complex. The former tailor shop is largely as it was during Johnson’s time, and it is surrounded by a memorial building built by the State of Tennessee in 1923. The museum also comprises Johnson’s field desk during his tenure as military governor of Tennessee.

The Andrew Johnson National Cemetery, where Johnson’s bones are interred, is just a few blocks away. The Unaka Mountains can be seen from the tomb.

A 13.5-minute orientation film is available at the visitor center. You can view the Johnson family’s 1830s home across the street from the visitor center.

Other displays at the center focus on different parts of Johnson’s life, such as his connections with Native Americans, his relationship with the US, and his impeachment.

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