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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.
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.
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.
Postponed - The Presidential Birthday Party - Sat., Dec 29th:
This event has been postponed due to the federal government shutdown. As we partner with the National Park Service on this event and they are on furlough during the shutdown. The event will hopefully be rescheduled for a future date.
During January, The Museum does its deep cleaning and some gallery renovation. We will be open between 11AM-4PM on weekdays this month, but some galleries may be closed off at different times. You are welcome to visit - just be understanding of the cleaning process. If you wish to call before coming, 423-636-1558.
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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.
Winner of Two Prestigious Museum Awards in 2018
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Photo Credits: Museum Archives, Linnie Greene, Randi Nott, Amy Saxonmeyer, Dan Spice