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Andrew Jackson Historic Site reopens

Staff Reports • Oct 18, 2013 at 11:41 AM

GREENEVILLE –– The Andrew Johnson National Historic Site reopened today.

According to a news release, visitors can access public areas and road immediately, as facilities and other public services are brought back online.

The historic site has been closed since Oct.1 due to the government shutdown.

“We are excited to be back at work and welcome visitors to Andrew Johnson National Historic Site,” Superintendent Lizzie Watts said. “Autumn is a particularly special season to enjoy all that the Andrew Johnson National Historic Site and East Tennessee has to offer.”

The historic site has resumed normal daily operations and is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.

According to the release, tours of the homestead are given hourly on the half hour, except for 12:30 p.m.

The site will also soon be having its quarterly exhibit ready for display in the visitor center called “Brothers in Arms,” as part of the 150th Civil War commemorative. The exhibit will focus on then Military Gov. Andrew Johnson’s family and the military roles that his sons and son-in-law played during the war.

For more information on the historic site, visit www.nps.gov/anjo.

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