Just for Kids:

Mark your calendar for Saturday, December 1st, when we welcome children at 10AM for our Childrens Ornament workshop.  We will be making ornaments for the Museum Christmas tree.  These will later be given to the kids.  Then at 11AM, we will gather at the 1787 Babb Homestead across the street for story time. We thank the Youth Builders of Greeneville for working with us on this annual project. 

New Exhibit Through December:

The Little Theatre Scrapbook, 1963-2008 traces the formation of this area theatre group from its beginnings on the day President Kennedy was killed until its demise in 2008.  There's a mix of costumes, photos, programs, artwork, and video.  Here' s the link to an 11-minute video highlights.

December 29th: 

President Andrew Johnson's birthday celebration. 12:30PM at the Presidential home, 2:30PM at The Museum.


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Operating hours

Tour groups are always welcome, and we are located near the President Andrew Johnson Homestead in historic downtown Greeneville.  We prefer advance reservations for group tours. Donations are always appreciated.

   Now Open For Self Guided Tours...

The 1787 Babb Homestead at Fox Park

Just across from the Greeneville Greene County History Museum is Mary Gertrude Fox Park, operated by The Museum.  The log home is one of the oldest structures in Greene County, built by Revolutionary War solider Seth Babb.  The two-story structure is now open for tours during Museum hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11AM-4PM. There is limited parking, and the home is wheelchair accessible.   Additional Babb artifacts are on display in our main Museum building.

Our  History

Admission IS Free 

Our normal operating hours are Tuesday-Saturday 11AM-4PM.  Other times by appointment.

Located in historically rich Greeneville, Tennessee, the Museum contains artifacts and gallery content covering centuries.  Visit our 12 permanent galleries and over 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.   

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 changed to the Greeneville-Greene County History Museum to more properly focus on the local area that is reflected in our artifacts and displays.

We are a proud member of the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH),    The American Alliance of Museums (AAM), The Tennessee Association of Museums, the Northeast Tennessee Association of Museums, and the Greene County Association of Museums.  

We recognize in special appreciation the Youth Builders of Greeneville for their ongoing support, and Humanities Tennessee for their support of the renovation of the Earl Fletcher, Jr. Veterans Gallery.

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​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.


The Greeneville Greene County

History Museum

Winner of Two Prestigious Museum Awards in 2018