Andrew Johnson National Historic Site in Greeneville, Tennessee, commemorates the life of Andrew Johnson, the 19th-century politician who became president of the United States after the assignation of Abraham Lincoln in 1865. Johnson served in the turbulent time of reconstruction after the Civil War. Frequent clashes with Congress resulted in his impeachment, making him the first president to be impeached. Tried by the Senate, but not found guilty, he served out his term, but was not re-elected.
In 1875, Andrew Johnson was buried near his home atop Signal Hill. Today the cemetery has expanded to become the Andrew Johnson National Cemetery. It is now a resting place for America's veterans. Still in use today, the cemetery honors the service of all Americans who fought and served their country from the Civil War to the Gulf War.
In addition to the Andrew Johnson National Cemetery, the site includes Johnson's two homes, his tailor shop, and his burial place.
—Felicia Carr, NPCA