Museum of the Cherokee Indian, Cherokee

(4.5/5 based on 950+ reviews on the web)
Immerse yourself in thousands of years of Cherokee history at Museum of the Cherokee Indian. Your self-guided tour begins in the Story Lodge, where computer animations retell ancient myths. The galleries that follow track the Cherokee from the Paleolithic period to modern day. You can explore digital exhibits and admire lifelike wax models. Artifacts, textiles, and art are displayed throughout the galleries. If you will be in the area for a few days, consider signing up for one of the many classes in Cherokee craftsmanship, language, or culture. Before you head to Cherokee, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Cherokee trip itinerary builder, to make sure you see all that Cherokee has to offer, including Museum of the Cherokee Indian.
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  • Lovely artifacts and interesting history of the Cherokee Indians here. I'd recommend it to anyone interested in learning more, and/or seeing photos and artifacts.  more »
  • Did not know what to expect, but my husband and I found this museum the best stop in Cherokee. Everyone should be reminded of the culture and history, ensuring that the precious and powerful stories a...  more »
  • As one would expect from the name of the town, that it has some long time connections with the Indians right back to the early days and even today there is a strong Indian presence in Cherokee. You wi...  more »
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  • One of the nicest and informative history museums I have ever been to. If you are ever in Cherokee N.C. take the time to visit this museum, and learn about this great tribe and what they have overcome to survive to this day. You'll leave knowing a lot more and you'll get a much more realistic view of the people vs the roadside gift shops on the main street.
  • Great narrative of the Cherokee's history and forced relocation. Good exhibits and interactive opportunities. Nice gift store.
  • Very beautiful and educational museum. Enjoyed it so much more than I expected to. Learned infinitely more about the Cherokee people and their history than I did in school. One of the best museums I have ever been to.
  • Nice museum, wish they told more truth about the way the Native Americans were treated. Great place to gain more history of this proud heritage of people.
  • I love history and the place seems to bring back the time when Indians were still inhabiting the US. Quiet, clean and.a.lot of nature.