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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  • This attraction is a vivid living history lesson, very interesting presentation. We look forward to our next visit, because we feel like we didn't see it all the first time.  more »
  • If you're tired of the "junk" shops on main Street Cherokee and want to learn about Cherokee culture and history this is the place. It's a beautiful guided tour with actual Cherokee guides and Craftsm...  more »
  • We come here every time we are here. They do a great job demonstrating the way things were done then.  more »
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