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“The President's Library”

President Andrew Johnson Museum and Library
Ranked #6 of 26 things to do in Greeneville
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Owner description: The official library of the 17th U.S. president.
Bergen County, NJ
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68 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“The President's Library”
Reviewed 31 May 2013

This is on campus of Tusculum College. GPs could not find it so I stopped and asked some students who had to then ask others. They told me it was small and it was. It was mostly exhibit panels, a few interesting artifacts including Lincoln's hand and face masks. President Johnson is sometimes called the worst president but he had a great deal to deal with - namely, he was trying to restore the Union after the Civil War. Good luck with that! And then there is the Library, not what you might think of when you think of Presidential Libraries. It is not of that caliber. It is a small room with his desk, some of his papers on it, and shelves filled with his books. That's it. You can probably go through it all in an hour.

Visited May 2013
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Morristown, TN
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57 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Historical value”
Reviewed 26 January 2013

This is located in downtown Greeneville TN. It has great historical value concerning the 17th President's upbringing...doesn't take long to go thru and view..

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Mich
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720 reviews
297 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
“A smaller museum/ short term President”
Reviewed 19 September 2012

It was helpful to understand Andrew Johnson a bit more. Only took about an hour but since we go to most Presidential Libraries we wanted to see it. Low tech but informative. Again a nice way to see rural TN

Visited September 2012
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Tennessee
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149 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Almost forgotten, but well worth the visit”
Reviewed 28 June 2012

Located on the Tusculum College campus, this facility and it's contents honor the President that took the unenviable job after Lincoln's assassination. Visitors will appreciate the work done and the proper documentation of this President

Visited May 2012
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nashville, tn
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86 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Worth the Time”
Reviewed 16 April 2012

Well displayed and interesting. Go to the National Cemetery where he and his family are buried. Nice monument and interesting location.

Visited April 2012
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