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Description - At the Andrew Johnson National Historic Site visitors will find three interpretive units. The Visitor Center, tailor shop, museum and two-story brick family home comprise one unit of the park. These structures lie across Main Street from one another and contain exhibits about Johnson's early life. Southward on Main Street lies The Homestead, which was the Johnson Family home during the later part of the President's life. This interpretive unit is filled with furniture from the Johnson Family and artifacts used by Johnson during his presidency. The third interpretive unit at this National Historic Site is Andrew Johnson National Cemetery. Within the cemetery lies the burial sites of Johnson and his family. The cemetery lies southwestward from the other sites within the park. It is open everyday of the year. The Homestead and Visitor Center are open during business hours everyday excluding Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

Attractions - The facilities within the three units of Andrew Johnson National Historic Site vary. The Visitor Center and first floor of the 1830s home are accessible to individuals using wheelchairs. Restrooms and general information about the park and region can be found at the Visitor Center. This is a good place to begin your visit to the park as times and descriptions of various programs are also available at this site. Park visitors will find interpretive exhibits at the 1830s House and Visitor Center. Ranger-led house tours of the Homestead are available, but large groups are encouraged to make arrangements prior to their arrival.

Recreation - This National Historic Site provides opportunity to interpret the life and houses of President Andrew Johnson. Walking, biking, viewing historic structures and reading interpretive panels are popular recreation pursuits at this park.

Climate - Tennessee has a temperate climate with short, mild winters. The average annual snowfall for the state is 12 inches. Spring comes in early March bringing flowering trees and shrubs, and warmer weather. Spring temperatures average between 45 and 70 degrees F. Summers full force arrives in the region by mid May, bringing warm weather and higher humidity. The mountains of eastern Tennessee are a great place to escape the hot summer temperatures as the higher elevation cools the air slightly. Cooling fall temperatures bring crisp air and brilliant foliage colors. Mid to late October is a good time to visit the region to experience the fall color change.

Location - This park lies in the northeastern portion of the state in the historic district of Greeneville, Tennessee. It is accessible from Interstate 81. If traveling southward, take Exit 36 to Tennessee State Road 172 and drive southward into Greeneville. From Interstate 81 northbound, take Exit 23 to Tennessee State Road 11E and travel northward into Greeneville. Once in Greeneville Follow the signs to the Visitor Center.


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Contact Information:
Andrew Johnson National Historic Site, P.O. Box 1088 , Greeneville, TN, 37744-1088, Phone: 423-639-3551

Additional Information:
East Tennessee Region - There are over 30 State Parks and Historical Monuments, the Cherokee National Forest and he Great Smoky Mountains National Park to visit in this travel region. All recreational activities are within a days drive of Knoxville.
Tennessee National Forest and Parks - Included within this category are three federally administrated sites - the Andrew Jackson National Monument, the Great Smoky Mountain National Monument and the Cherokee National Forest.
Tennessee's Historic Sites -

Links:
Andrew Johnson National Historic Site - Official agency Website

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