Oconaluftee Indian Village, Cherokee

Oconaluftee Indian Village showcases the history of the Cherokee people and the impact that European settlers had on custom and culture. Surrounded by tall oaks and sycamores, this 1760s style living-history village is accessible through snaking paths. You can tour the dwellings, sacred areas, and work sites. Be prepared to encounter townspeople and craftspeople who have stories to tell. You'll learn about traditional medicine-making and interact with craftspeople as they hull canoes. Witness the village prepare for war, and see a blowgun demonstration. You'll have the opportunity to observe cultural dances and talk with the townspeople as they make pottery and masks, do beadwork, and weave baskets. Work out when and for how long to visit Oconaluftee Indian Village and other Cherokee attractions using our handy Cherokee driving holiday planner .
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  • Prepaid tickets - road closure of Newfound Gap due to high wind, so we tried to call to see if they were still open before we made the nearly 2 hour ride around the SM National Park. NO ONE - NOT A SO...  more »
  • We always visit the village every time we go to Cherokee. The best $20 you will spend on vacation. So much fun and very educational  more »
  • The Village is a working replica of life in the Cherokee Nation during the 1700's. Live enactments and the authenticity is amazing. Great for the whole family, especially the kids  more »
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