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Why go there?

The Andrew Johnson National Historic Site in Tennessee was established to honor the 17th president of the United States, who became president after Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. The site includes two of Johnson's homes, his tailor shop and his grave site within the Andrew Johnson National Cemetery. The cemetery also includes the graves of Johnson's wife, Eliza McCardle Johnson, and son, Colonel Robert Johnson. David T. Patterson, who served as Johnson's private secretary during his time as president, is also buried at the site.

About the Park

  • Historical

  • Presidents

  • Cemetery

  • Civil War

  • Famous Americans

  • Museum

  • Visitor center

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