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Sequoyah Birthplace Museum

576 Highway 360, PO Box 69, Vonore, TN 37885
(423)884-6246
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Ranked #4 of 4 Attractions in Vonore
Type: Museums
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Vonore, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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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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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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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Wonderful museum! There is a small fee to get in ,and a few machines out of order ,but other than that, it was wonderful!

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

You really have to be a history buff to enjoy this museum I think. Not modern in it's presentation. Sequoyah was a remarkable person and important historical figure. The staff is passionate about interpreting him and his life, however, but children will tire quickly as a lot of reading required.

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Atlanta
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Throughout our travels in Cherokee country, we repeatedly heard Sequoyah described as a true genius of the 19th century and as one of the most important of any Native Americans from our country's history. He deserves much better with regard to commemoration. The museum is decades outdated with regard to every aspect of its displays. The video monitors and audio... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

I had wanted to go for several years and finally had the opportunity. I knew it was a small regional museum, but it is extremely dated and very poorly executed. I love Cherokee history and hoped to learn something new about Sequoyah, but the design and layout is not conducive. The museum is very small and we counted 8, EIGHT!... More

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