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Sequoyah Birthplace Museum

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Address: 576 Highway 360, Vonore, TN 37885
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The museum houses some really neat aspects of the Cherokee people. Even though the museum is about Sequoyah, most of the information is not specific to Sequoyah. About 3/5 of the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 29, 2016
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This place is the "real deal". Take a day and slow down, visit the Museum, take in the land and monuments. Very peaceful. I highly recommend.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016

The museum houses some really neat aspects of the Cherokee people. Even though the museum is about Sequoyah, most of the information is not specific to Sequoyah. About 3/5 of the information is just general Cherokee history about their ancestors and interaction with the European settlers. The remaining 2/5 is about Sequoah himself and his syllabify. While the museum is... More 

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Thank Timothy T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016 via mobile

The grounds are very beautiful and have plenty of history. The museum has a lot of information of the local Cherokee and the history of Sequoyah who developed the Cherokee's first written language.

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Thank AbbFox
Vonore, Tennessee
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 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.

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Thank Jill B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016 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.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

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.

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Lexington, South Carolina
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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 

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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.

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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 

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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.

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