Andrew Johnson National Historic Site was founded to commemorate Andrew Johnson. He was the 17th President of the United States of America. The area includes two of Johnson?s palatial homes, his tailoring shop and the site of his grave in the Andrew Johnson National Cemetery.
The site contains the grave of his First Lady, Eliza McCardle Johnson; son, Brigadier General Robert Johnson and some political personalities that were responsible for historical issues.
The site has 3 different units namely: The Andrew Johnson Visitor Complex, consisting of visitors? center, Andrew Johnson?s tailoring Shop and a museum; The Andrew Johnson Homestead, a Greek Revival House which was used by Johnson before and after presidency; Andrew Johnson National Cemetery, which contains the burial sites of the president and his family. It was donated to the state so that the state has the responsibility of its maintenance. It is also called Monument Hill because of the tall statue made of marble built in his honor by the state.
The history of Andrew Johnson lives on in this National Historic Place. Come and tour this place to understand history!
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