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Museum of the Cherokee Indian

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This site tells the history and culture of the Cherokee Indians through displays and modern computer images.
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Highway 441 and Drama Road, Cherokee, NC 28719
+1 828-497-3481
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This museum operated by and about the Cherokee Indians is really nice and modern. Information about Cherokee mythology and history is presented well. The center piece is, of course, the Trail of Tears. It has an outstanding gift shop with lots beautiful Cherokee crafts and...More

Thank MikeGA19591982
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Didn’t expect so much information. Could have liked to spend more time there. Hope to return next visit. Reasonably priced. Wish they gave tickets that we could keep as a souvenir.

Thank Lynn60
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did not know what to expect here, but were amazed by the excellent presentation of the museum. It would take several visits of 2 or so hours to see and absorb all the information given here. Beautifully done! There is an informative film and...More

Thank Ann S
Reviewed 1 week ago

My birth mother is part Cherokee, but I knew very little of the tribe's history, so I was very happy to visit the museum recently. It was interesting and informative. I was very surprised to learn that Britain's King George III had issued a proclamation...More

1  Thank Wanda W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wonderful place and very educational. Aside from all the incredible artifacts and exhibits there is a film that explains the Cherokee creation myth. I've wanted to visit this place for a long time, and it didn't disappoint.

1  Thank JimChee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of our highlights during our trip. Cherokee itself has a fair amount of over commercialism but the Cherokee Museum is not one of them. An informative, detailed and sobering history of the Cherokee people and their struggles. There is an excellent gift shop also....More

2  Thank CDAussie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Cherokee People have a long and distinguished history and this museum covers it all. From ancient to “first contact” to present day; this museum tells the story of the Cherokee people with brilliant displays, ancient artifacts, and even holograms. Of particular interest to AllThatAsia...More

Thank AllThatAsia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped by Cherokee on our way from Gatlinburg, We went into this museum and was delighted that we did. This museum tells the history of the Cherokee Nation. It does so through the telling of Cherokee stories and artifacts. This museum is great for...More

Thank Allen S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you have any interest in the tribe or if you have never been exposed to their culture, this museum is an excellent educational experience. Its well presented and organized. It really gives you the story and feel of their trail of tears. The gift...More

Thank Barbara W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum was nicely layed out. Great artifacts. Liked the video/hologram intro. We spent a couple hours here. There's a nice gift shop here as well.

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21 October 2017|
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Response from JacalynT5 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is open on Sundays. From Memorial day to Labor day the house are 9amto 7pm Monday through Saturday. Sunday and all other times of the year the hours are 9amto 5pm
1 August 2017|
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Response from eightbelles5308 | Reviewed this property |
No there aren't, but in the lobby there is a soda machine. There are places in the area to eat but I can't tell you exactly what as I didn't eat at any of them
Betsy K
25 July 2017|
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Response from Robert G | Reviewed this property |
From their web site it is $20 general admission and $23 reserved seating. They are unclear about the VIP tickets but we bought them, and I believe they were $35 apiece. The VIP includes reserved seating, a special packet... More