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Cherokee descendant, so this was a must see when I found out how close we were. Nothing was a surprise to me, but my husband had no idea how civilized the tribe was. Fun seeing things about distant cousins, the Hicks!
This is truly a step back in time. People lived in the house on the property until the 1950's. The print shop was the most interesting to me as we were shown how the print machine works. We took home a copy printed from the...More
Very interesting insight into the history of the Cherokee Indians. Nicely restored homes and businesses that can be tour. Well done 20 minute introductory film and small museum. More walking than expected so wear comfortable shoes and on very hot days have water. Very reasonable...More
We visited on a weekday and in this big site of the former Cherokee capital town, there were very few visitors. That fostered the sense of a desertion which goes with the sad history of the place. Cherokee people were evicted from their thriving businesses...More
My childs class took a field trip here. It was a nice trip & they did good keeping the childrens attention. If we visited on our own time, this trip would be short. It wouldn't take long to see this site, so it would be...More
An excellent visit for learning about Cherokee history, especially about this capital of the Cherokee nation and the Trail of Tears. There is a 17-minute film that explains the town and the Trail of Tears, and it's very well done.
The grounds are well laid...More
We stopped here on the way up north and it was a real highlight of our trip. This location was the capital of the Cherokee Nation prior to their forced removal. The site has several cabins and buildings, some original (but moved to this site),...More