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“More to Johnson than you think!”

Andrew Johnson National Historic Site
Ranked #1 of 26 things to do in Greeneville
Certificate of Excellence
Los Angeles, California
Level 6 Contributor
1,819 reviews
972 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 928 helpful votes
“More to Johnson than you think!”
Reviewed August 15, 2012

Visited here with spouse last week and really enjoyed our visit. Park Ranger Sarah Bell gave an outstanding tour of his home to our group of three. She was very knowledgeable about the family and the home's history. Andrew Johnson is often overlooked as an influential president, but I must say we learned a lot about him during our visit and our opinions of him were enlightened! Good film and excellent junior ranger program for kids. Visit the cemetery, too. Don't miss this site.

Visited August 2012
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Hickory, North Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Very informative”
Reviewed July 8, 2012

I decided to travel up to Greeneville to visit the national historic site of Andrew Johnson.
The museum is very nice with a nice video to introduce you to Andrew Johnson. It was extremely hot outside so all tours of the house were cancelled for that afternoon. The park ranger guy instead showed us a 20 minute video that was basically a tour of the house. It wasn't the same, but still got some good information from it. His tailor shop is interesting, and there are a lot of good facts to learn about this president. His old house is across the street from the visitors center and it is kind of cool to go in, but nothing real special. You must also be sure to head up the national cemetery and see his and the family burial sites. All in all it was a good visit even though I didn't get to tour the house. Maybe next time.

Visited July 2012
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Winter Haven, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
318 reviews
134 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“Excellent Job By Park Staff”
Reviewed July 5, 2012

The ranger we had at the home was outstanding. Very passionate and knowledgeable. The visitor center did a great job with directions. (Note: Grave is a good mile down the road). Nice sandwhich job just up the street.

Visited July 2012
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Maryville, Tennessee
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“well done”
Reviewed June 27, 2012

the home and furnishing are very well presevered and presented. The guided tour is especially well done. The tour only takes about 30 minutes and is interesting and informative.

Visited June 2012
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Wichita, Kansas
Level 6 Contributor
381 reviews
187 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
“Off the beaten path but well worth the effort to get here”
Reviewed June 15, 2012

We try to visit presidental homes, libraries and the like when we go on vacations. This place was worth the effort to get to as it is not near anyplace else. There were few people there, so we were able to proceed at our own pace and get all the pictures we wanted and read everything we wanted. The tour consists of four locations all of which are informative and well restored. The home has a tour guide, ours was excellent. He linked the states the people on the tour were from to a Johnson fact and was open to questions. The house is well laid out and gives a good insight into the past. Not flashy like some of the other homes, But Johnson was not a rich man. The highlight of the tour was the graffiti that the Confederate soldiers left on the walls of the house when they occupied Greeneville. The city itself is worth some time.

Visited June 2012
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