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Cherokee Heritage Center

21192 S. Keeler Drive, Park Hill, OK 74451
+1 918-456-6007
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A must see stop for all travelers!

This place was incredible. The museum was good as was the living village. The kids enjoyed it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Deb M
Midlothian, Texas
Authentic recreated Cherokee village

On my visit they were tearing down an exhibit in the museum so the ticket price was reduced a few... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Nashville, Tennessee
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An independent nonprofit organization with a mission to preserve, promote, and teach Cherokee history, heritage, and culture. The center sits on 44 beautiful acres in historic Park Hill, Oklahoma and is home to the Diligwa Cherokee Village, an outdoor living history attraction, a genealogy library, and the Cherokee National Museum and Archives plus a permanent exhibit on the Trail of Tears and 1500 square feet of exhibit space with changing exhibits.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
21192 S. Keeler Drive, Park Hill, OK 74451
+1 918-456-6007

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was incredible. The museum was good as was the living village. The kids enjoyed it, too, particularly the demonstration of stone chipping for making arrowheads and other tools. The gentleman demonstrating was very knowledgeable and so kind to our girls!

Thank Deb M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On my visit they were tearing down an exhibit in the museum so the ticket price was reduced a few dollars. If you know anything about the Cherokee or in general the American Indian story the museum just retells that. What I did find intriguing...More

Thank MTravi
Reviewed January 11, 2017

The highlight of this museum is the exhibit on the Trail of Tears. The descriptions of the experiences was realistic and moving. Anyone who has an interest in the history of Native Americans should visit this center. Andrew Jackson was an important figure in the...More

Thank viajera923
Reviewed January 5, 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful visit to the heritage center. We had a guided tour with Tim who did an exceptional job. Tim was knowledgeable about Cherokee life in the early 1700's and skillful about demonstrating many of their daily tasks! The pottery by Anna Mitchell...More

Thank Susan Y
Reviewed December 28, 2016

Guided tour of the 1710 Cherokee village was the highlight of our visit. Our guide shared personal experiences that made the culture come alive. We enjoyed spending time with him. Museum includes information and artifacts about the Trail of Tears and other aspects of Cherokee...More

Thank UrbanGirl808
Reviewed November 26, 2016

Our family of 3 visited the Cherokee Heritage Center in November, 2016. We took the guided tour (no extra charge), and it was fantastic. Live demonstrations of stick ball and bow hunting. Our guide (I think her name was Laura), and her husband both work...More

Thank Susan W
Reviewed November 5, 2016

The heritage center is a great place to learn about and experience Cherokee Culture. The replica village, museum and gift shop give the gift of experiencing Cherokee culture first hand. The staff was gracious, polite and very informative throughout the complex. Anyone traveling the "Trail...More

Thank scooter69s
Reviewed November 5, 2016

We visited off season, mid fall, on a weekend. The indoor museum was small but beautifully appointed and excellent use of space, ranging from historical to present-day pride. The outdoor living museum was well-guided by a cheerful and friendly guide who explained several aspects of...More

Thank Lisa L
Reviewed October 11, 2016

When your co-pilot/navigator finds this on the map as you're hitting 70 mph on I40, you may hesitate to spend the time getting here but DO IT. It's a 30-40 minute trek from I40 to Tahlequah and then a bit of a small road wander...More

Thank Engine99
Reviewed October 8, 2016

I enjoyed visiting the Cherokee Heritage Center in the heart of the Cherokee Nation. It is an up to date museum that showcases Cherokee history and culture. The museum includes exhibits on Cherokee Removal in the 1830s, pre and post-contact Cherokee villages and Cherokee cultural...More

Thank John T
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Linda Z
What are the days and times of operation ? And is there discount for being on the roll ?
May 22, 2017|
Response from missjo1964 . |
Hi, Linda. I believe there is no charge if you have your roll #. I am certain there is a discount for it. The cost was very reasonable even without a discount. We went on a Saturday around 10 a.m. The Heritage Center... More