Culture and History

Go For History in Greene

Bring your family or group to Tennessee’s second-oldest town and see why we boast of our rich historical past. In Greene County, explore Davy Crockett’s homeplace, centuries-old cabins, libraries, and cemeteries all in a day. There’s so much to learn here in Greene County.

Go for History in Greene

Bring your family or group to Tennessee’s second-oldest town and see why we boast of our rich historical past. In Greene County, explore Davy Crockett’s homeplace, centuries-old cabins, libraries, and cemeteries all in a day. There’s so much to learn here in Greene County.

Historic Sites

Culture and History

Andrew Johnson National Historic Site

Andrew Johnson National Historic Site 121 Monument Ave. Greeneville, TN 37743 423-638-3551 Hours: Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. *Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, …

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Dickson-Williams Mansion

Dickson-Williams Mansion 108 North Irish St. Greeneville, TN 37743 423-787-0500 Hours: Daily tours start at 1 p.m. and are limited to 12 people. For groups …

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David Crockett Birthplace State Park

David Crockett Birthplace State Park 1245 Davy Crockett Park Rd. Limestone, TN 37681 423-257-2167 Hours: Visitor Center and museum open weekdays 8 a.m. – 4:30 …

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Babb Family Cabin

Babb Family Cabin 211 S Main St Greeneville, TN 37743 The “Babb Family Log House” was built around 1787 in what is now known as …

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Bible Covered Bridge

Bible Covered Bridge Warrensburg Rd. Greeneville, TN 37743 423-638-4111 Built in 1923, the bridge stretches across Little Chuckey Creek at a ford that connects the …

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Capitol of the Lost State of Franklin (Replica)

Capitol of the Lost State of Franklin (Replica) 203 North College Street Greeneville, TN  37745 423-639-7105 Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. …

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Greene County Courthouse (Courthouse Square)

Greene County Courthouse (Courthouse Square) 101 South Main Street Greeneville, TN  37743 423-798-1730 Hours: Monday – Friday, ( 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.) The site …

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Harmony Cemetery

Harmony Cemetery Church St. Greeneville, TN 37745 423-639-7105 The oldest graveyard in present-day Greeneville, the tombstones date back to the 1790s. Valentine Sevier, who served …

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Old Greene County Gaol (Jail)

Old Greene County Gaol (Jail) E. Depot St. Greeneville, TN 37743 423-638-4111 Originally built in 1804-05, the stone jail was in the middle of Depot …

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T. Elmer Cox Genealogical & Historical Library

T. Elmer Cox Genealogical & Historical Library 229 North Main Street Greeneville, TN  37745 423-638-9866 Hours: Sunday – Tuesday – CLOSED, Wed. & Thurs. – …

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Tours

Arts

Mural Trail

Mural Trail Greeneville, TN is home to twelve murals that help tell the history of our community in a beautiful, artistic way. Take a stroll …

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A Walk With The President Tour

A Walk With The President Tour Historic Downtown Greeneville 423-787-0500 Hours: Monday – Saturday, April through October. Departs from the lobby of the General Morgan …

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Dickson-Williams Mansion Tour

Dickson-Williams Mansion Tour Step across the threshold of the Dickson-Williams Mansion and step into a storied past filled with exquisite antique furnishings, immortal American heroes, …

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Andrew Johnson OnCell Audio Tour

Andrew Johnson OnCell Audio Tour With your handy cell phone as your tour guide, follow the journey of our 17th President of the United States, …

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Civil War History

Greene County is rich in Civil War history and is thought to be one of the only towns in America that have both Union and Confederate memorials in its courthouse square.  Although Greene County was predominantly Unionist, the town changed hands many times and was considered one of the most divided states in the war.  Greeneville is known for the pro-union meeting held at the Greeneville Convention in 1861, the Battle of Blue Springs that occurred in 1863, and the death of Confederate Calvary Commander General John Hunt Morgan in 1864.

Greene County is home to eight Civil War Trails and is participating in the state’s Civil War Trails Program, facilitated by the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development

Museums

Arts and Museums

City Garage Car Museum

City Garage Car Museum 210 South Main St. Greeneville, TN 37743 423-638-6971 Hours: Wednesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. or by appointment for …

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Doak House Museum

Doak House Museum Erwin Hwy. Greeneville, TN 37743 423-636-8554 Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Closed for all national and college holidays. …

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Greeneville/Greene County History Museum

Greeneville/Greene County History Museum 101 W. McKee St. Greeneville, TN 37743 423-636-1558 Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Children’s programs by appointment. …

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President Andrew Johnson Museum & Library at Tusculum University

President Andrew Johnson Museum & Library at Tusculum University P.O. Box 5026 Greeneville, TN 37743 423-636-7348 Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. …

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