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 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 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. Donations are always appreciated.
Winner of Two Prestigious Museum Awards in 2018
Enjoy the story of this area and learn more about Greene County's long and compelling history. We're open Tues.-Sat., 11AM-4PM. Find us downtown at the corner of Main and McKee near President Andrew Johnson's home.
Flag Retirement Thursday:
Our friends at the Andrew Johnson National Cemetery will hold a flag retirement ceremony this Thursday at 6PM. You are invited to this somber and meaningful event at 121 Monument Avenue.
Babb Homestead Open House Saturday:
See the inside of this 17871 log home and view Babb family artifacts. Family members will be there 10A-2P. Free event at Fox Park, Main and McKee.
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.
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Babb Homestead Open House
Saturday, June 16th
The 1787 Babb family homestead will be open for tours this Saturday from 10AM-2PM. Babb family members will be there, and artifacts of this home and family will be on display. This is a free event. Park on the concrete pad at Main and McKee and walk down to the log home.
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.
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Photo Credits: Museum Archives, Linnie Greene, Randi Nott, Amy Saxonmeyer, Dan Spice