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“Worth the Stop”

Andrew Johnson National Historic Site
Ranked #1 of 28 things to do in Greeneville
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 4 October 2008

My husband is a real history buff, especially the Civil War. So, he loved this stop. He was in “hog heaven”.
My husband pulls the kids (9-10) and me to all of these historic sites. Quite often, we are left board. This site was actually a lot of fun. It has a lot of the actual buildings and furnishing. It was really neat, and it was free.
Well worth the stop!

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Reviewed 30 September 2008

As a resident of Greeneville, I admit that I'm partial to the Andrew Johnson Homestead. The Park Service has gone out of their way to tell the story of Andrew Johnson, his journey from endentured servant to local tailor to President of the United States. The museum and Early Home are self-guided and have highly visual displays illustrating Johnson's life in Greeneville.

Johnson's Homestead is somewhat simple, but it was designed to be a home, rather than a showplace, and it does contain much of the original furnishings. The Park Service recently renovated the home to uncover even more of the original floorings, wall coverings, and architectural details. The Homestead itself is a guided tour, not too long and very interesting to anyone who enjoys Civil War history or Presidential History.

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Reviewed 4 February 2008

They have done a wonderful job preserving Andrew Johnson's homes. This site covers multiple buildings spread out over a small part of the town. There is his early home, tailor shop, final home, burial site, and a visitor’s center. There was no admission for any of the buildings and the tour guide at President Johnson's final home did a wonderful job explaining everything and answering the many questions that our group asked. The visitor’s center had many displays that were very easy to read and follow. We love visiting the homes of our presidents and this one was one of the best. A great history lesson for those who do not know much about this president.

1  Thank rulesinjax
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Reviewed 12 November 2007

I do enjoy sites that have actual exhibits as opposed to a replicate. The site consists of his early home, tailor shop, later home, burial site, and visitor’s center scattered throughout the town of Greenville, TN. (Don’t worry, you have the option of driving or taking a brisk walk). While everything is free, you have to reserve your spot for the tour of his later home. The visitor’s center is very informative painting the picture of Johnson being a man sticking to his convictions in the post Civil War era. The tour of his later home was very interesting but a bit of a disappointment; the tour guide was very speculative and frankly his attitude sucked.

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