Sequoyah Birthplace Museum

576 TN-360, Vonore, TN 37885, USA

About Sequoyah Birthplace Museum

4.8 / 5

from reviews

    The Sequoyah Birthplace Museum, a property of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, promotes the appreciation of the history and culture of the Cherokee Indians in Eastern Tennessee, particularly the life and contributions of Sequoyah, who perfected a system for reading and writing the Cherokee language. The Sequoyah Birthplace Museum collects, preserves, interprets, and exhibits objects and data that support this mission.

    We are rooted in history. We have served since 1986 as an educational resource in Tennessee, telling the story of the Cherokees and their impact on the evolution of our country. We have carefully preserved artifacts, to provide an authentic up-close look at life from another time as a product of Cherokee heritage.

    Through our location, in Vonore, TN, we are tied to the local history of our area and provide not only high-quality museum displays, but also geographical artifacts from another time that are essential

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    Adventure Queen
    May 18, 2024

    This museum concerning the importance and history of Sequoyah and the part he played in Cherokee history is fantastic. There are several artifacts on display, as well as exhibits showing how he created the written language of the Cherokee. There are three unique automated exhibits that were our favorites. I visited this museum several years ago prior to the renovations, and they really improved the experience! The museum is lovely and the grounds are beautiful. If you enjoy history and learning about American Indians, this is a must-see!!!!

    Deborah Combs
    June 12, 2024

    I loved it ūüėć it was very informative and the displays were beautiful the parking was plenty of staff was very friendly and helpful and little gift shop had a lot of good souvenirs and books to buy to tell about Sequoyah. It is very educational and a good family experience.

    Catherine Allison
    April 11, 2024

    I was looking for somewhere to take outdoor spring pics and came across this beautiful outdoor area. Great place for a picnic or walk along the river. I did not go into the museum but will make a trip back in the future.

    September 09, 2023

    The museum was great place nice and very put together. We went there for the cherokee festival today . It was great. Food was wonderful all the arts and crafts booths was wonderful. Got to talk to several people that have come here. So much history here.

    Kermit Easterling II
    September 10, 2023

    We had visited the museum once before in the past and we were very impressed. The museum is not huge, but very nicely done. We learned a lot about Sequoyah and the Cherokee people. Today we went to the Cherokee festival. It was very educational and fun. They had quite a few vendors, displays and activities. Yet again, we learned even more of the Cherokee people. It is definitely worth a visit, both for the museum and the special events.

    Sequoyah Birthplace Museum

    Our Address

    576 TN-360, Vonore, TN 37885, USA

    Visit the Sequoyah Birthplace Museum!

    After exploring the Sequoyah Birthplace Museum, we invite you to stop in and browse through our Gift Shop. We have an extensive  collection of Native American arts and crafts, a wide range of books on  the Cherokee Heritage, souvenirs for the folks back home, and of course, some fun things for the kids.

    As a member of the Sequoyah Birthplace Museum, you will share in the pride and prestige of being part of an important cultural and educational resource.

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    Sequoyah Birthplace Museum

    576 HWY 360 Vonore, TN 37885

    (423) 884-6246

    Museum Hours

    Monday РSaturday:  9:00 am to 5:00 pm
    Sunday:  12:00 Noon to 5:00 pm

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