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Chief Vann House Historic Site

82 Georgia 225, Chatsworth, GA 30705
+1 706-695-2598
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Chief Vann--Cherokee Leader

The Chief Vann House is a reflection of the James Vann, who became a Cherokee Indian leader and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Janie B
Really Cool Place

I have visited this place while in school and after. Very good example of an old manor house... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
James M
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Chatsworth, Georgia, United States
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During the 1790s, James Vann became a Cherokee Indian leader and wealthy businessman. He established the largest and most prosperous plantation in the Cherokee Nation, covering 1,000 acres of what is now Murray County. In 1804 he completed construction of a beautiful 2 ½ story brick home that was the most elegant in the Cherokee Nation. After Vann was murdered in 1809, his son Joseph inherited the mansion and plantation. Joseph was also a Cherokee leader and became even more wealthy than his father. In the 1830s almost the entire Cherokee Nation was forced west by state and federal troops on the infamous Trail of Tears. The Vann family lost their elegant home, rebuilding in the Cherokee Territory of Oklahoma. Today the Vann House survives as Georgia’s best-preserved historic Cherokee Indian home. A guided tour allows visitors to see the house which features beautiful hand carvings, a remarkable “floating” staircase, a 12-foot mantle and fine antiques.
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82 Georgia 225, Chatsworth, GA 30705
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The Chief Vann House is a reflection of the James Vann, who became a Cherokee Indian leader and wealthy businessman while establishing one of the largest and most prosperous plantation in the Cherokee Nation, covering 1,000 acres of what is now Murray County. The House...More

Thank Janie B
Irina G, Curator at Chief Vann House Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

I'm glad you enjoyed your visit, Janie! New history is always being discovered as archaeologist examine the earth and as dusty documents are found in courthouses or even peoples homes. We try to stay on top of our research! Thank you so much.

Reviewed 7 September 2017

I have visited this place while in school and after. Very good example of an old manor house. Includes detached kitchen and local relics from families.

Thank James M
Irina G, Manager at Chief Vann House Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your visit, James. We take a lot of pride in our exhibits and local history here at the Vann House. Come back in December to see our house lit up with a Moravian Christmas.

Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

A neat place to go to learn more about our little town. A good time to go is around the holidays. They put on a bigger event with actors that portray some of the people that lived there. They point out things you would have...More

Thank Tracy M
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

We had an exciting time! The tour guides were very knowledgeable and entertaining! The price was right and the weather beautiful. You should not miss this wonderful historic opportunity.

Thank ywelch
Irina G, Interpretive Ranger at Chief Vann House Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

Thank you so much for taking time to stop by! We appreciate your feedback and we are thrilled you enjoyed your experience. Irina

Reviewed 29 June 2017

Stopped by for a tour after camping in Fort Mountain SP. We were nervous because our young elementary school-aged children have not yet visited a proper historic site. Our wonderful guide Jacob was patient, kind, thorough, knowledgeable and employed a helpful sense of humor as...More

Thank Yosenut
Irina G, Interpretive Ranger at Chief Vann House Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

Thank you so much for taking time to stop by! We appreciate your feedback and we are thrilled you enjoyed your experience. Jacob is a fantastic Interpreter, I'm glad he could make the experience enjoyable for every member of your family. Come back and see...More

Reviewed 21 June 2017

Don't miss the piece of history. Rare to see such a historic site. Well kept. Interesting of the past historyMore

Thank Debbie W
Irina G, Interpretive Ranger at Chief Vann House Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

Thank you so much for taking time to stop by! We appreciate your feedback and we are thrilled you enjoyed your experience. The Vann House is a rare gem indeed, and one of the last architectural relics from the Cherokee Nation in Georgia. We take...More

Reviewed 19 June 2017

old Cherokee plantation view and museum. Great for the whole family. Interesting tours throughout the property. Different types of bands through out the year. Watch actual weaving take place. Great for the whole family

Thank debra n
Reviewed 23 May 2017

For the casual traveler or the history buff like myself, the Vann house is a must visit for everyone traveling in the area. A fine example of early 1800's architecture and the mixing of the Cherokee and the settlers ways of life, this historic site...More

Thank DankMartindale
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Beautiful brick plantation house. This place is full of history. Great place to learn how live was before electricity, running water, and other thing we now take for granted

Thank David C
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Most enjoyable. The exhibits, film, and tour were very informative. The ranger on duty for our visit possessed a wealth of knowledge and shared it with us enthusiastically.

Thank Curtis R
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Shirley-Jimmy B
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Response from Tammy S | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately, the Chief Vann House is closed on Tuesday. The hours of operation are Thursday - Sunday 9 am to 5 pm. Maybe you could hold off your trip until Thursday?
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