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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    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.

    Delilah Sands
    September 10, 2023

    I took my four children there and we had a great time. Educational and we learned many interesting things. You walk through at your own pace. They have the burial mound out back of the museum and we stopped by the gift shop on the way out. Price was affordable for our tickets and reasonable on gift items.

    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.

    Jen G
    September 24, 2023

    A touch out of the way, but inexpensive admission and yet so full of information. Tragic how we've treated those whose land we stole and appalling how we used them to win wars. Absolutely worth a stop.

    Cruising with the Clemons
    October 22, 2023

    This was a great road schooling stop for us! Very friendly staff, interactive displays and outside buildings too. Great lesson about an important man not only to the Cherokee Nation, but in American history. The cost was very reasonable.

    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 – Saturday:  9:00 am to 5:00 pm
    Sunday:  12:00 Noon to 5:00 pm

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