Follow Andrew Johnson's journey from his humble origins as a Tailor's Apprentice to the Executive Mansion as our 17th President
Andrew Johnson ran away from his apprenticeship as a teenager. With a reward on his head, he traveled throughout the South honing his trade. He eventually returned to Raleigh, NC for his mother and step-father. They settled in Greeneville, TN, where Andrew opened his own shop and married a local girl, Eliza McCardle. The famed Tailor Shop is now protected inside this Memorial Building.
After this Tailor-made President returned to Greeneville, TN from Washington, D.C., he spent the last six years of his life in this comfortable house, which the family called the Homestead. The Homestead is filled with original furnishings and belongings that complete the story of this remarkable journey.
Images courtesy of the Andrew Johnson National Historic Site