Nathanael Greene Museum
Preserving the Heritage of Greeneville, Greene County and the East Tennessee Region
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The Nathanael Greene Museum
Named for Revolutionary War hero Nathanael Greene, the Museum focuses on the history of Greene County and the Tennessee/Carolina region. Our exhibits begin with the giant animals that once roamed the area and includes 12 permanent galleries and 12 walk-through exhibits. There is something for everyone at the Nathanael Greene Museum!
We're open Tuesday-Saturday, 11AM-5PM. Admission is only three dollars for adults, two dollars for students. Museum members enter free of charge.
The Nathanael Greene Museum is proud to be involved with the new Greeneville Quilt Trail. Please visit our permanent quilt gallery to see quilts from before the Civil War to more recent times.
What Is It?
These items have been featured on Facebook on our What Is It? series. See the actual objects on display in the Nathanael Greene Museum.
Below Left: The Magnavox Yo-Yo AM Radio, as seen in our Magnavox gallery.
Below Middle: An antique nutmeg mill.
Below Right: Open fire popcorn popper.
About the Nathanael Greene Museum
Located in historically rich Greeneville, Tennessee, the Nathanael Greene Museum takes its name from the famous Revolutionary War General. Greene County was established in 1783 - 230 years ago - as a part of what was then North Carolina. The Museum contains artifacts and gallery content covering centuries. Visit our 12 permanent galleries and 12 walk-through exhibits that explore every facet of the region's history. Take a walk down Main Street and see life as it was in earlier times. For those interested in fine furniture and the elegant lifestyles of some area residents, the Museum's collection of antiques, clothing and furniture, will illustrate the promise of 19th Century America. Experience early farm implements and the importance of tobacco as a cash crop, and see early vehicles including the fully restored 1917 American LaFrance fire engine. Our Magnavox gallery pays tributes to the thousands of Greene County residents who produced the finest TVs, stereos, organs, and cabinetry from the 1950s-1990s.