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.
Formerly The Nathanael Greene Museum
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.
We are Open:
Tuesday-Saturday from 11AM-4PM. Special tours may be arranged by contacting Betty Fletcher at 423-636-1558 or by email: Betty@TheMuseum.us
New Exhibit Aug 1st-19th... "Photo Recollection - Eighth of August Jubilee" -
Holly Rainey's collection of 36 photographs documenting Emancipation Day activities in this region will be on display. A special reception will be held Sunday, August 6th from 3PM-6PM at The Museum. Light refreshments will be served and there is no charge to attend. Produced in cooperation with East Tennessee PBS.
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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.
Museum Director Betty Fletcher accepting Award of Distinction from the East Tennessee Historical Society for "Mornings At The Museum."
We welcome your suggestions, questions, and comments about our galleries and exhibits. Please use the convenient form below. Your opinions matter to us!
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Photo Credits: Museum Archives, Linnie Greene, Randi Nott, Amy Saxonmeyer, Dan Spice