Located in historically rich Greeneville, Tennessee, the Museum contains artifacts and gallery content covering centuries. Visit our 12 permanent galleries and 12 walk-through exhibits and explore every facet of the region's history. Just outside our main building, see the fully restored 1917 American LaFrance fire engine and the Babb Homestead, first built in 1787 and now a part of the Museum's collection. The Museum's collection of antiques, fine furniture, quilts and clothing illustrates the promise of America. From the historic farm implements to the Magnavox Gallery, take a walk through your heritage...your history.
Formerly The Nathanael Greene Museum
Tour groups are always welcome, and we are located near the President Andrew Johnson Homestead in historic downtown Greeneville. We prefer advance registration for group tours.
Take a sneak peak at just part of our Museum in this virtual tour, or get more detail on this website.
While our collections date back to prehistoric times and our building to 1916, The Museum began in 1983 and grew from a very humble beginning to today's outstanding collection. The original name of the Nathanael Greene Museum honored the man for whom Greene County and Greeneville were named.
The Revolutionary War hero never lived here, but received a massive land grant for his service to the country.
In 2015, our name is changing to the Greeneville-Greene County History Museum to more properly focus on the local area that is reflected in our artifacts and displays.
To preserve, protect and exhibit the history and historic artifacts of Greeneville and Greene County while educating and connecting the community to its culture and heritage.
Coming June 5th-18th:
Bittersweet Harvest, a traveling exhibit from The Smithsonian Institution that details the plight of migrant farm workers. This special exhibit is open June 5th- July 18th. The Braceros program brought farm and railroad workers from Mexico to replace US workers who had gone to fight in World War II. After the war, the program continued for a number of years.
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Photo Credits: Museum Archives, Linnie Greene, Randy Nott, Amy Saxonmeyer, Dan Spice