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 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.
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.
Now Open: "The Doctor Will See You Now"
This exhibit explores the history of medical care in Greene County. Featured are the stories of people in health care and places of healing, plus antique medical items. Of special interest are stories of the 1873 cholera epidemic, the Dr. Kellogg chair that "shakes" Parkinson's Disease patients, and our completely restored iron lung for treating polio. Learn more here.
Mornings At The Museum in May -
We welcome elementary school students from area schools for special tours with guides in period costumes. We bring history to life in this special event. May 10th & May 12th.
Fox Park Fair Re-opens Friday, May 6th
Local foods, produce, and other items as Fox Park Fair begins its fifth year! 3-6PM
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Formerly The Nathanael Greene Museum
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Photo Credits: Museum Archives, Linnie Greene, Randi Nott, Amy Saxonmeyer, Dan Spice