We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cherokee Heritage Museum and Gallery

Save
Share
Review Highlights
Who Knew?

Modern museum that blends dinoramas, artifacts, and audio/visuals to teach history and help bring... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
BackPacker768632
via mobile
An Excellent Museum

We arrived an hour before closing time so we only had an hour when we could easily have spent 3 - 4... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sandra S
,
Naples, Florida
Read all 143 reviews
18
All photos (18)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“gift shop”(14 reviews)
“trail of tears”(11 reviews)
About
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
18°
Oct
12°
Nov
-2°
Dec
Contact
Saunooke Village, Cherokee, NC 28789-0607
Website
+1 828-497-3211
Call
Reviews (143)
Filter reviews
142 results
Traveller rating
103
26
10
2
1
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
103
26
10
2
1
Show reviews that mention
All reviews gift shop trail of tears great exhibits for sale learning experience native american history few hours indian village information tragedy admission souvenirs dollars
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 142 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Modern museum that blends dinoramas, artifacts, and audio/visuals to teach history and help bring it alive to visitors. One lesson learned: once upon a time, civilized man could walk west from one full moon to the next and still be in Cherokee territory.

Thank BackPacker768632
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived an hour before closing time so we only had an hour when we could easily have spent 3 - 4 hours in this museum. The collection of artifacts is amazing and the video histories were fascinating. The museum is a historical timeline from...More

Thank Sandra S
Reviewed 22 July 2018

If you have teen kids they will love this place. It takes an hour to go through and see everything. Real cool facts about the Cherokee. I love it and so did my teen daughter and her friend. They will ask questions about what they...More

Thank Paula C
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

I love this museum there's so much to see and learn about the Cherokee Indians. I learned so many things I never new. I recommend going here if your in the area. it's a great place for the whole family. The gift shop is great...More

2  Thank Angelinamercer
Reviewed 20 July 2018

Do not miss this while in Cherokee! Extremely interesting, friendly staff. Gift shop is well stocked and has lovely items.

Thank Phyllis L
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Loved! Great to visit with our family with 4 young kids. Learned a lot of the history of the Cherokee, some audio was hard to hear.... a much see!

Thank Niki K
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Great place to learn about the history of the Cherokee and our country. Fabulous gift shop with items handmade by local craftsman and Cherokees. My young kids enjoyed it as well!

Thank Laura L
Reviewed 11 July 2018

The museum is very thoughtfully arranged. From the beginning of time for the Cherokee to later times. Loved the presitation of the Cherokee clans. It was very informative. The walking tour was comfortable outside as it was very hot and humid. The village was situated...More

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 9 July 2018

This museum is very informing on Cherokee traditions, Cherokee language, Trail of tears, dances, etc. It has a gift shop.

Thank tikidd46
Reviewed 6 July 2018

I recommend getting the headphone tour for the 2 dollars. But you can do without if you read fast. But if you have the time and want to really know about the Cherokee then take time and listen.

Thank Vtanner
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 28 nearby hotels
Sleep Inn Cherokee
21 reviews
.17 km away
Smoky Mountain Inn & Suites
186 reviews
.18 km away
Hampton Inn Cherokee
808 reviews
.47 km away
Pioneer Motel and Cottages
59 reviews
.57 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 50 nearby restaurants
Arby's
25 reviews
1.57 km away
McDonald's
74 reviews
1.56 km away
Rancho Viejo
222 reviews
1.49 km away
Front Porch Cakery & Deli
61 reviews
.87 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 49 nearby attractions
Cherokee Indian Reservation
366 reviews
1.36 km away
Cherokee Bear Zoo
190 reviews
1.15 km away
Cherokee Transit
27 reviews
1.19 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Michael D
15 July 2017|
Answer
Response from Nola K | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about senior but adults are only $11 pp.
3
Votes
Ruth P
28 October 2015|
Answer
Response from OWL78654 | Reviewed this property |
I visited the museum in Oklahoma, and the one in Cherokee NC. Both are good. The one in North Carolina is better. So if you only go to one, pick North Carolina. If you do go, don't miss on the outside tour. They have a... More
1
Vote