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Johnsonville Batteries Tents

Johnsonville Historic State Park
Route 1 Box 374
New Johnsonville, TN 37134
Office: 931-535-2789
Fax: 931-535-3776
Recreational Opportunities

* Picnic Facilities
* Fishing
* Hiking Trails
* Historic Park

Located off U.S. Hwy. 70, the park is named for Military Governor Andrew Johnson. This 600-acre park on the eastern side of Kentucky Lake overlooks the site of the Battle of Johnsonville. Interpretive tours are available.


Take I-40 to Exit 143. Take Highway 13 North for 13 miles. Take Highway 70 West to New Johnsonville, then follow the signs to the park.


The museum displays the history of the area. Exhibits in the museum depict the Civil War era and the Battle of Johnsonville.
The Museum can be visited April 1st - November 1st and is opened upon request. There is no entrance fee.


A variety of planned programs and activities including guided tours, slide shows and wildlife presentations are available. The Wildlife Presentation, History of Tennessee and Battle of Johnsonville programs are offered year-round and travel to schools. A park naturalist is on duty throughout the summer months.

Other Activities

Some of the activities include playgrounds, volleyball, badminton, basketball, horseshoes, and ping-pong. Equipment can be checked out from the park office free of charge.

Hours of Operation

Day-Use Area
8 a.m. - Sundown

Tour Buses

Tour buses are welcome.

Commnities and Related Links

Nashville Convention and Visitors Bureau

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