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New Echota

1211 Chatsworth Highway Northeast, Calhoun, GA 30701
+1 706-624-1321
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Capital of Cherokee Nation in 1820's and 1830's

The town of New Echota served as the Capital for the Cherokee Nation from 1825 to their removal... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rebecca L
Atlanta, GA
A Piece of History

For history lovers such as I am, this is a must see and well worth the small admission fee. It was... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2017
Jacksonville, Florida
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1211 Chatsworth Highway Northeast, Calhoun, GA 30701
+1 706-624-1321
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The town of New Echota served as the Capital for the Cherokee Nation from 1825 to their removal during the Trail of Tears in the late 1830's. The 17-minute film in the visitor center explained that they had a government similar to ours and a...More

Thank Rebecca L
Reviewed 9 July 2017

For history lovers such as I am, this is a must see and well worth the small admission fee. It was raining the day we were there and my husband is disabled, so the park ranger was kind enough to lend us one of the...More

2  Thank Ginnylane143
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Great place to learn about Indian history. The Phoenix, the newspaper, was a one of a kind.This is the beginning of the trail of tears.

Thank P9508MMgeorges
Reviewed 17 May 2017

The grounds and buildings representing the way the peaceful Cherokee Indians had lived is a must see. You can take you time around the grounds and enjoy a few hours here.

Thank nancyconner
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

Cherokee descendant, so this was a must see when I found out how close we were. Nothing was a surprise to me, but my husband had no idea how civilized the tribe was. Fun seeing things about distant cousins, the Hicks!

Thank Patricia W
Reviewed 31 March 2017

didn't know the cherokee were so advanced. great historical exhibit. good job of restoration a must see

Thank edheffner46
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

This is truly a step back in time. People lived in the house on the property until the 1950's. The print shop was the most interesting to me as we were shown how the print machine works. We took home a copy printed from the...More

Thank Mazma5
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Very interesting insight into the history of the Cherokee Indians. Nicely restored homes and businesses that can be tour. Well done 20 minute introductory film and small museum. More walking than expected so wear comfortable shoes and on very hot days have water. Very reasonable...More

Thank Bobby F
Reviewed 27 December 2016

Great spot to see how the Cherokee Nation lived in the early 1800's prior to the Cherokee removal in the 1830's.

Thank lcantrell67
Reviewed 5 November 2016

We visited on a weekday and in this big site of the former Cherokee capital town, there were very few visitors. That fostered the sense of a desertion which goes with the sad history of the place. Cherokee people were evicted from their thriving businesses...More

Thank Wendy H
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