Come see the hidden attractions and treasures of Downtown Greeneville!
Niswonger Performing Arts Center (NPAC)
The Niswonger Performing Arts Center, located in Historic Downtown Greeneville, is recognized nationally as a leading entertainment venue for performing artists and theatrical productions.
Main Street Greeneville
is a non-profit 501 (c)3 corporation having been formed in 1983 as one of Tennessee’s five original Main Street communities. It is a program of the National Trust Main Street Center, National Trust for Historic Preservation. The Main Street Four-Point Approach supports sustainable community driven revitalization efforts through design, economic restructuring, organization and promotion. The Main Street District is a twelve block area in historic downtown Greeneville that includes both commercial and residential properties. Their mission is to establish partnerships between public and private sectors dedicated to the revitalization of the Main Street District, the preservation of our historic structures and promotion of heritage tourism.
Brights Zoo has more than 500 animals from more than 90 different species in attractive, landscaped surroundings spread out over 100 acres. Brights Zoo offers giraffe, camel, bongo and lorikeet feedings, educational keeper talks, and animal encounters offered at regular intervals throughout the day. The zoo also has a concessions stand stocked with tasty meals and treats along with an outdoor picnic area.
The Greeneville Astros are the Rookie League affiliate of the Houston Astros. As a part of the Appalachian League, the Astros play a 68 game schedule from late June through the beginning of September with 34 of those games being played at home in Pioneer Park on the campus of Tusculum College. The team has been a part of the Greeneville community since 2004 and won two Appalachian League titles, one in its inaugural year and the second in 2015. The team has also had 27 past Greeneville players make it to the Major Leagues including Jose Altuve, Carlos Correa, and J.D. Martinez.
The historic Capitol Theatre of Greeneville is a 300 seat theatre which features live community theatre, comedy shows, classic movies, and a variety of concerts. Originally opened in 1934, the Capitol Theatre of Greeneville has been a focal point for entertainment in the downtown area. The venue is available for both public and private events and tours.
Artspace 4 Gallery is a fine art and fine craft gallery, managed by artists, in the center of
Historic Greeneville, Tennessee. The gallery features original contemporary works in painting, sculpture, glass, fiber, ceramics, and jewelry.
Specializing in unique, quality antiques, primitives, home décor, ladies’ accessories, and delicious gourmet goodies and gifts. Refreshments served daily! Your uptown, downtown “retail therapy” shopping experience.
Greeneville Antique Mart
Located in historic downtown Greeneville, TN, the Greeneville Antique Market has three floors of antiques and collectibles. Housing over 75 booth spaces which feature a wide variety of goods, you’ll find Southern primitives, folk art, painted furniture, books, estate jewelry, fine glassware, and much more! We are an official stockist of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint®. Just around the corner from the General Morgan Inn.
City Garage Car Museum
City Garage Car Museum was founded in 2009 by Kent Bewley whose family has been in the automobile business since 1937. It has a very diverse collection of 40 cars including a 1901 Oldsmobile and a 1972 DeTomaso Pantera Mid-Engine Sports Car. NASCAR is featured in an area with the 1994 Daytona 500 winner, Number 4 Kodak Chevrolet that was driven by Sterling Marlin. The Emporium, the Palace Movie Theatre and Suzie Q’s diner add much to the museum. The Texaco Service Station display is so unique with the A Model and T Model service trucks and the mule drawn Studebaker oil tanker.
Andrew Johnson Golf Club is an 18 hole-public course, including a driving range with several target greens. This course is challenging, but forgiving. Their greens are their signature. The front 9 and the back 9 are very different. Everyone from beginners to experienced golfers will find this course a pleasure to play.
The ATC was founded in 1925 by volunteers and federal officials working to build a continuous footpath along the Appalachian Mountains. A unit of the National Park System, the Appalachian Trail ranges from Maine to Georgia and is approximately 2,190 miles in length. It is the longest hiking-only footpath in the world. The mission of the ATC is to preserve and manage the Appalachian Trail – ensuring that its vast natural beauty and priceless cultural heritage can be shared and enjoyed today, tomorrow, and for centuries to come.
The Greeneville Greene County History Museum features 11 galleries and 11 walkthrough exhibits that center on this area’s heritage. Starting with Paleo times and early Cherokee life, visitors will also find an extensive quilt collection and Civil Way gallery, fine furnishings and Main Street store fronts from 1905. There’s even a Greene Adventure room just for kids! The Museum is open Tuesday-Saturday 11AM-4PM. Admission is free – donations are graciously accepted.
The Doak House Museum is a non-profit, educational institution, established as a museum in 1975. Its mission is collecting, interpreting, researching, preserving, and exhibiting the original Doak House, college related artifacts (since 1794), Doak family artifacts (1830-1860), and educational and religious artifacts and documents from Northeast Tennessee.
The President Andrew Johnson Museum and Library (1841) houses exhibits and personal artifacts of the Johnson family as well as Andrew Johnson’s personal library. This museum also serves as the repository for the college archives. Tusculum College is the oldest college in Tennessee (1794) and the 23rd oldest permanent college in the country.
The Cox Library features a large collection of materials relevant to the history of Greeneville and Greene County and the families who have lived here. The Cox Library also features a quarterly rotating exhibition of historical and local interest. Visit the website for details about the current exhibit.
The Greeneville/Greene County Public Library offers a large variety of print and digital media, public access computers, wireless internet access, and quiet reading or study spaces. The library also offers a variety of community programs. Visit the library’s website to search the on-line catalog or to see what’s currently happening there.