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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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Loudon, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
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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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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Address: 576 Highway 360, Vonore, TN 37885
Phone Number: (423)884-6246
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Vonore

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