I stopped here with my children (ages 6 & 8) to earn a Junior Ranger Badge through the NPS. This was a great "short stop" along our route. We could have stayed longer, but needed to keep traveling. We went to the visitor's center where the kids were able to dress in similar clothing from Johnson's era. We were also able to see his tailer shop located within the visitor's center. We were able to cast our vote for his impeachment which the kids really enjoyed after watching the film, reading some of the displays and really trying to decide how they felt. We all three agreed that the best part was visiting the Homestead. Our tour guide (Burke) was wonderful. He was able to put all of the information on my kids' level and really kept them engaged. He gave us a LOT of information about the home itself as well as insight to everyone that once lived there. This alone is well worth the stop, especially if you enjoy American History. I snapped a photo of one of the stops on the cell phone trail so that we could refer to it as we completed our schoolwork. We were on a bit of a time schedule and failed to hit about 4 stops out of the 10 on the recorded messages. 423-278-5555 is the number and you can enter stops #1-10 to hear the information offered at each stop. I can't say enough about Ranger Burke and how great he made the Junior Ranger experience for my kids (and me)! We hope to visit again in the near future.
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