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Sequoyah Birthplace Museum

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Address: 576 Highway 360, Vonore, TN 37885-2816
Phone Number: (423)884-6246
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The Cherokee Syllabary started here!

Very interesting museum, we had never heard of the Cherokee Syllabary. It's not actually an alphabet, it's a syllabary. Each symbol represents a syllable. The museum has a lot of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2016
BradandStacy41
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Evansville, Indiana
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Vonore, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great stop to learn about the Cherokee Indian history. The museum is very interesting and has many displays. You can walk the grounds down to the burial mound. They have a nice gift shop.

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Evansville, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Very interesting museum, we had never heard of the Cherokee Syllabary. It's not actually an alphabet, it's a syllabary. Each symbol represents a syllable. The museum has a lot of interesting pictures and facts. The grounds has a cabin on it and also a burial mound. The mound contains the remains of 191 Cherokee Indians from sites when the Tellico... More 

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

This museum is full of fascinating history of Sequoyah and the American Indians. Being from Tennessee and having a year of nothing but Tennessee history when in school, I was familiar with Sequoyah and the history that goes along with him. Still, I was amazed with all the information here. It's such a gorgeous area also.

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Madisonville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Sequoyah Birthplace Museum has been around for over 50 years. It is very interesting and filled with history to include re-enactments daily. Well worth a full fun packed day. Ample parking for all levels to include tour buses. Food is available in a numerous locations inside and out of the park. Even if you're not from Tennessee, you will find... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

My husband and I were impressed with the presentation of the story and background of Sequoyah and the culture of the Cherokee Indians. He was incredibly intelligent, creating a system for reading and writing a language. The displays create a picture of the politics and cultures existing during his lifetime and how they impacted native Americans then and now. This... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

The museum was not huge but had good historical information. Learned a lot about the Cherokee history that I had not known before. There did not appear to be a lot to explore on the grounds, although the general area is very pretty.

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

Great museum providing interesting history of this area and the genius of Sequoyah and the Indians who were the First People of this beautiful area.

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Columbus, Ohio, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

We recently moved to the area, and brought visitors to the museum based on references. What a fascinating story! The Cherokee history of the local area is fascinating, and I was amazed at the accomplishment of Sequoyah. The exhibits could use a facelift, but the story is fantastic. We plan to come back for some of the events held on... More 

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Niagara Falls, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

We stopped by here after visiting Fort Loudon. The museum area is full of different exhibits and videos and very informative. Anyone will have a good time learning about this extraordinary man,and as you visit the grounds think about what he must've gone through, growing up here in Tennessee, with no knowledge of a written alphabet. Have Fun!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

We loved going to the museum although it could have had more of the Native items that we have seen on display or for sale like at Pow Wows. Considering all that the tribes of this area had gone through it was a bit disappointing

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