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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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Interesting and Educational

Tells you everything you would like to know about this iconic Native American, and his impact on the culture of the Cherokee people. Lots of interesting features and interactive... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
June L
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Vonore, Tennessee
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It was not as interesting as I had hoped. I felt that it had the potential to be the best museum but I found the displays boring. I enjoyed the fort across the street more.

Thank Jill B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is a great timeline of Sequoah's life and legacy. Some parts of the museum are out of order but it does not efferent the overall experience.

Thank travelergirl62
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tells you everything you would like to know about this iconic Native American, and his impact on the culture of the Cherokee people. Lots of interesting features and interactive items.

Thank June L
Lexington, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

My wonderful time in my life. I went to Sequoyah Birthplace Museum. Wonderful place, beautiful. Sequoyah is very important to me because I speak the Cherokee language. I am Cherokee. The Museum had beautiful artifacts, art, the language, myths and legend of the Cherokee. Beautiful gift shop with books, music, souvenirs, and Native American crafts beautiful. The Cherokee Memorial on... More 

Thank mabon803
Vonore, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

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.

Thank James G
Evansville, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank BradandStacy41
Cookeville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank judy177
Madisonville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank trijutsu
San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank bcrisp2
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank LMom1

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