Historic sites to visit while in Greeneville, Tenn.

Andrew Johnson National Historic Site, 121 Monument Avenue, Greeneville, TN 37743-5552. Phone  423-638-3551.

Home of the 17th president of the United States (abo ve). Includes the visitor center, museum, tailor shop, two Greeneville residences and National Cemetery, the burial site of President Johnson. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m daily. Closed New Years Day, Christmas Day and Thanksgiving. Admission: is free. The Visitor Center includes a 14-minute film, a museum, and the Presidents Tailor Shop. The president’s early home includes exhibits about Andrew Johnson.

Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park, 1245 Davy Crockett Park Rd, Limestone, TN 37681. Phone 423-257-2167.

Beautifully landscaped 105-acre park along the Nolichuckey River. Museum depicting life of Davy Crockett, replica of Crockett birthplace cabin, camping, swimming pool, picnic areas, fishing, and hiking trails. Visitors Center and museum open 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on weekdays. Campground and park open year-round, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. in the summer and until 6 p.m. during winter. Handicapped accessible.

Dickson-Williams Mansion, 108 North Irish Street, Greeneville, TN 37743. Phone 423-787-0500.

Step across the threshold of the Dickson-Williams mansion and into a storied past filled with exquisite antique furnishings, immortal American heroes, and an intriguing history. A prime example of Federal architecture, the mansion was built in 1821 by Greeneville’s first postmaster, William Dickson. During the Civil War, the mansion served as officers’ quarters for both Confederate and Union troops. For more information or for group reservations, call 423-787-0500.

Doak House Museum, P.O. Box 5026, Greeneville, TN 37743. Phone 423-636-7348.

Home of Samuel Doak, frontier Presbyterian minister and educator who founded Tusculum College. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Doak’s home houses the museum studies program at the college. Open Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed New Years Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and the day after, the last week in December and the first week in January.
Nathanael Greene Museum, 101 W. McKee Street, Greeneville, TN 37743. 423-636-1558.

Interactive museum showcasing Greeneville and Greene counties’ rich heritage, from John Sevier and Davy Crockett to Mordecai Lincoln and President Andrew Johnson. Open Tues. through Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Old Greene County Gaol, 115 Academy Street, 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. The rear of the jail was nearly touching Richland Creek so the creek water could be channeled to enter and flow through a trough in the stone floor to carry away human waste. In 1838, the jail was moved stone by stone to its present site. Open by appointment.President Andrew Johnson Museum and LIbrary at Tusculum College, P.O. Box 5026, Greeneville, TN 37743. 423-636-7348

The museum and library are located at Tusculum College, the oldest college west of the Allegheny Mountains, founded in 1794. You will find the personal library of President Andrew Johnson along with personal papers of the president and his family. Open Mon. through Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed New Years Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and the day after and the last week in December and the first week in January.

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