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“Beautifully restored Cherokee home, with an incredible staff” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Chief Vann House Historic Site

Chief Vann House Historic Site
82 Georgia 225, Chatsworth, GA 30705
(706) 695-2598
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Ranked #2 of 6 attractions in Chatsworth
Type: Historic Sites
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Dalton, Georgia
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“Beautifully restored Cherokee home, with an incredible staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

My fiancé and I decided to take a trip over to Murray County, GA, last week to have a look at the Vann House and property. The museum, while somewhat small, is well out together and maintained. It houses many artifacts found on site, as well as some interesting pieces from the wider Cherokee nation. Our docent, a Mr. Tim Howard, was incredibly knowledgeable about the Vann House, it's history, and much more. The house itself is beautifully restored, including many period pieces throughout. As one of the premier Cherokee locations, I believe this to be an important historical site. Do yourself a favor, and take a trip to the Chatsworth area, which has much to offer in the way of history, landscape and recreation.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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“Little known history of the Cherokee”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

The Chief Vann home is an excellent place to visit. Relatively low admission fee and you will learn a lot about how the Cherokee lived before the great removal. There is a short film to give you a good overview, a small museum, and guided tour of the house. Grounds can be explored on your own before or after the house tour. I have visited many historic homes but was surprised and impressed with this one. It has a great story to tell and is one of the more uniquely constructed places I have seen. The guide even stated that it would be safer inside the house during a tornado than the more recently constructed visitor center.

Visited April 2014
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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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“I never knew”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

I never knew the Cherokee lived this way until my recent visit to this Georgia Historic site. You hear Indians and you think teepees, and long houses, not brick and mortar homes or even stick build wood frames homes. But the Cherokee did adapt a European way of life in the early 1800's and Chief Vann took that further as a business man. The property is in amazing shape and my park ranger guide of the house was very knowledgable, even passed on a tidbit about my Friends of GA State Parks membership I did not know. Yes because of state cut backs this needs to be a destination visit, as they are only open Thur. thru Sat.

Visited January 2014
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Dalton GA
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“History made real”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

You can really understand the plight of the Cherokee tribe when they were forcefully driven from their ancestral home. Lands that had been held by their people for generations that they had graciously shared with the white settlers. One of the real tragedies in the history of our country.

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Mira Loma, California
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“Happy I could go”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

Thought I had went here as a child, later found out I didn't. This place was a great place to learn some history in general and even better because it is supposed to be related on my mom's side (my grandfather). Prices are reasonable and staff is nice and informative. Items for sale by museum and also from the Friends of The Vann House.

Visited August 2013
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