​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.

Operating hours

The Greeneville Greene County

History Museum

Formerly The Nathanael Greene Museum

Our New Logo:

Shown above, our new logo depicts the Greeneville Town Gate arch in the shape of the word Greeneville.  Below that are representations of the mountains, and the ribbon of blue pays homage to the Nolichucky River.  Our logo was designed by artist and board member, Amy Saxonmeyer.

Museum Hours:

Open Tuesday through Saturday from  11AM to 4PM,   Admission is free.  Your donations are greatly appreciated.

Current/Coming Events:

Now on Display - The Pet Milk Years and John Ross, Cherokee Chief

Wednesday, Nov. 11 - Our annual Veteran's Day program.

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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.

Two New Exhibits: The Pet Milk Years in Greeneville & John Ross, Cherokee Chief

We are pleased to announce two new exhibits at The Museum.  Pet Milk came to Greeneville in 1928 and changed the face of farming here by expanding into dairy where tobacco had been the only crop. See the tribute to Pet Milk on our main hall.  Here's a quick sample video:

Also on exhibit: John Ross led the Cherokee

Indians for 40 years as chief. Ross was born

from a Cherokee mother and a Scottish father.

He rose from tobacco farmer to Cherokee chief

beginning in 1817.  He led his people along the

Trail of Tears to Oklahoma.

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  History

Admission IS Free 

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.