Museum of the Cherokee People


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About Us

Experience the Cherokee story vividly.

Established in 1948, the Museum of the Cherokee Indian is one of the longest-operating tribal museums in the United States. Recognized for its innovative storytelling, the Museum features exhibits, artwork, and hands-on technology that brings 12,000 years of Cherokee history to life. Located in Cherokee, NC, the Museum is open daily except the day before Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day. Learn more by visiting

Rep/Contact Info

Shana Bushyhead-Condill
Executive Director