Re-opening Feb. 5th:

Following our holiday vacation and winter maintenance, we welcome members and visitors beginning Friday, February 5th. On that day, we open our doors at 11AM.  We will be hosting a ribbon cutting at 4PM, and we remain open until 7:30PM for First Friday festivities.  Please join us!

Regular Hours:

Tuesday-Saturday 11AM-4PM 

Two New Exhibits:

  • NASA - America in Space
  • The Game Of Life - The JJ and Fannye Jones story.

Both exhibits have very strong Greene County ties.  See more here.


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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.

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.

Our  History

Operating hours

Admission IS Free 

Our normal operating hours are Tuesday-Saturday 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.

The Greeneville Greene County

History Museum

Formerly The Nathanael Greene Museum

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.