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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.

Our  History

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The Greeneville Greene County

History Museum

Formerly The Nathanael Greene Museum

100 for $100 Campaign  

Preserving Our Past - Building Our Future

Our summer fundraising drive is now underway to support The Museum's programs with our 100 for 100 Campaign.  Our goal is 100 supporters each giving 100 dollars.  Any donation is welcome, but the $10,000 goal helps us with our regular programs including school programs servicing children in Greeneville and Greene County.  Di you know that each year 8,000-10,000 people visit The Museum?  We're also part of the tourism that draws visitors as well as serving the regional community.  Send you donation to Greeneville Greene County History Museum, 101 West McKee Street, Greeneville, TN  37743.  We will be happy to send you a receipt for your taxes.


Admission IS Free 

Our summer hours are Tuesday-Friday 12N-5PM, Saturdays from 11AM-4PM.  Other times by appointment.

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.

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. 

​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.

Take a sneak peak at just part of our Museum in this virtual tour, or get more detail on this website.

Our New Logo:

Shown above, our new logo depicts the Greeneville Town Gate arch in the shape of the word Greeneville.  Below that are representations of the mountains, and the ribbon of blue pays homage to the Nolichucky River.  Our logo was designed by artist and board member, Amy Saxonmeyer.

Summer Hours:

We are open Tuesday through Friday 12N-5PM,  Saturday from 11AM-4PM.  Admission is free.  Your donations are greatly appreciated.