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Museum of the Cherokee Indian

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Open today: 09:00 - 17:00
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Museum of the Cherokee Indian Admission
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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 yesterday

You have such an interesting museum of artifacts. The gift shop is absolutely the best. They have such beautiful T Shirts. Everything is so reasonably priced. You will leave with some of the best souvinars you could hope for.

Thank Brenda T
Reviewed 6 days ago

One of our favorite places to visit we not only enjoy ed the history but the arts and crafts great resource for Indian crafts. Not from China either! A lot of history and local people very friendly makes it very nice also

Thank BillandLinda246
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice small museum with great exhibits throughout. Had a nice flow to it and was very insightful and interesting!

1  Thank deannamccormick5
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you need any information about the Cherokee Indians, this is the place to go. They offer so many different kinds of exhibits to include a video. Really nicely done! And may I add a very nice gift shop!

1  Thank yarmap
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I visited this Museum in August 2018. It really brought the Trail of Tears story to life. I enjoyed all the exhibits and reading the captions on each one. We probably spent 2 to 3 hours here.

Thank Wanderer795481
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I thought it was great now, but it will be even better after some improvements they're currently making. (They aren't a bother to visitors.) I was tracing my Native American roots this summer as I wandered through the Southern states. At a lookout stop, a...More

1  Thank SunshineCindyT
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were surprised at what a wonderful museum this was. The museum was unassuming from the exterior, but the inside provided history of the regional native Americans in a colorful and engaging way. Thank you to everyone that made this museum possible!

1  Thank TravelingAgain303
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoyed since I’m about a fourth Cherokee. It was very interesting and I learned so much. I would recommend everyone go when they are in Cherokee.

1  Thank Gerry H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Engaging, Informative, Worth the time to visit! We weren’t sure what to expect when we entered the museum area. But, wow, it’s so engaging. From the story lodge where you hear a legend of how the earth was created, you explore exhibits that share the...More

Thank TrippinTogether
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed all the exhibits and the history lesson. The cost is very little for the reward. It was a great place to visit and learn about our history. I will be bringing my grandkids next time. Thank you.

Thank LifeNC
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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