Our  MISSION

The Greeneville Greene County

History Museum

Tennessee's Only Gold Level  AASLH Museum

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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Our  History

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.

Located in historically rich Greeneville, Tennessee, the Museum contains artifacts and gallery content covering centuries.  Visit our 13 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.

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

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You're Invited...

D-Day 75th Anniversary Event at Sycamore Shoals/Elizabethton


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Happenings:

Sat., August 31st at Sycamore Shoals State Park in Elizabethton,  the 75th Annversary of D Day.  See details on this webpage.  


Fox Park Fair:

The farmer's market at The Museum's Gertrude M. Fox Park happens each Tuesday and Friday, 2-5PM.


Some New Recognition:  

​​The Greeneville Greene County History Museum is being recognized at the August convention in Philadelphia of the American Alliance of Museums for being only the 7th museum in America to complete the Gold/top tier certification with the American Association of State and Local History.  We appreciate the honor and thank our staff, board members, and members for making this accomplishment possible.  

​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.