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Sequoyah Birthplace Museum

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Address: 576 Highway 360, Vonore, TN 37885
Phone Number: (423)884-6246
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Small museum packed with information

If you ever wanted to know about the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation, this is the place to start. Exhibits and very knowledgeable staff provide detailed information covering... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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Knoxville
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

This trip was wonderful and educational. Our homeschool group enjoyed it so much. The guide was willing to ask and answer many questions. He was very informative.

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Tennessee
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7 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We were able to visit this museum during a free admission day. The museum is small and shows its age, but it is informative. There isn't a lot to look at, but if you don't mind reading there is plenty to learn. I would have appreciated more focus on the man that the museum is named after. When we finished... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Our family visited the Sequoyah Birthplace Museum and learned so much. The grounds surrounding it are beautiful as well. We enjoyed our visit!

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Loudon, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

This is such an interesting and informative historical place to visit. The cost is very low and is an ideal place to take your kids if you have a tight budget and looking for something to do in your backdoor. On the ground the Sequoyah Birthplace Museum has a “Cherokee Burial Memorial” that has been beautifully done and respectful. BUT... More 

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Coker Creek, TN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

This is a must-see museum for families and especially for children. You can learn about the Great Sequoyah and his history as well as the history of the American Indians who lived in the Tennessee area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

After living in the area for several years, we finally visited the museum and sorry that we waited so long. There is a lot of interesting information on the Cherokee Nation and their culture. The staff is very helpful and knowledgeable. It is a small and out of the way but worth visiting. Would like to visit when they have... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Try and be there when there is an event like a tribal gathering or a re-enactment. They have handicrafts to sell. Make sure you watch the real lacrosse and learn how it was played. The museum covers the life of Sequoya and the development of the alphabet.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

If you ever wanted to know about the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation, this is the place to start. Exhibits and very knowledgeable staff provide detailed information covering the Woodlands people, Overhill Cherokee Nation, Sequoyah's influence and The Trail of Tears. Many artifacts collected during the building of the Tellico Dam on the Little Tennessee River are displayed spanning... More 

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Sevierville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This is a small out of the way museum but it is well worth it. It delves into the life of an often overlooked man. Sequoyah did so many things to help his people and you will learn them and so much more. The museum is in an area rich with history and places to see.

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Cokercreek, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I liked everything about it, except the person manning the cash register was standoffish. None of my relatives sent anyone on the trail of tears, but she acted like my husband and I were the guilty party. This is a great place to go if you are interested in Native American history and the travesty which our politicians reeked upon... More 

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