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Sequoyah Birthplace Museum

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Address: 576 Highway 360, PO Box 69, Vonore, TN 37885
Phone Number: (423)884-6246
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Small but worth it

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
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Sevierville, Tennessee
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 via mobile

I loved this place as a child. I had the opportunity to take my son today, he is 8 years old. He said, This is the BEST museum EVER! He even asked to go back tomorrow. We enjoyed the Blacksmith and Cornshuck doll making. Although, Mr.Gary's story of Little Will is all my son has been talking about. I was... More 

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Lenoir City, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Located near the site of the Original Ft. Loudon on beautiful Tellico Lake this hidden treasure has many artifacts from the days the area was first settled. Don't miss the reproduction of the Fort just behind the museaum!

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Vonore, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Good museum,and nice buildings behind it. ,But, some of the attractions are out of order (as of the time I went there) , so pretty good museum, also very close to FLSHA (Fort Loudoun State Historic Area!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) ~Aquamarine101~

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Vonore, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

A quaint museum that houses the history of Sequoyah. Many displays on his works of symbols to decipher the Cherokee language. This museum is just down the road from Ft. Loudoun State Park.

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Vonore, TN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We went mid week and the female staff member was more than helpful in guiding us to items of interest to my grand children in the gift shop. the actual museum was interactive and had much more in it for history bluffs and for my 11 yrs. old granddaughter. Her favorite part was outdoors at the blacksmith shop available to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I attended the Great Island Festival. They had official cultural ambassadors of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Nation there dancing and doing demonstations. I feel the museum is very important to history but I feel it is lacking. I feel more authentic things used over the years by Indians should be displayed, even through the last 40 years. More education... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I grew up within one mile of this museum. I also have Cherokee ancestors. I frankly was bored. I've seen a lot of arrow heads and they are pretty much the same. Nothing there you can not find on line for free. Kids would not enjoy this at all.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Spent two hours at the museum. I was here primarily because of work, however, I had considered bringing my family with me. After spending time here, in its current state I would not recommend children. Much reading is required and attention would be lost quickly. Museum employees are wonderfully helpful and passionate about what they do, however, the faculties need... More 

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Address: Address: 576 Highway 360, PO Box 69, Vonore, TN 37885
Phone Number: (423)884-6246
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Vonore

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