Sequoyah Birthplace Museum

The Sequoyah Birthplace Museum is dedicated to Sequoyah, who gave his people a gift that will endure forever. He gave them a writing system, so that the greatness of the Cherokee could live as a part of history.

The fascinating history of the Cherokees—their family life, customs, beliefs, and the sadness of the Trail of Tears when they were forced to go to Oklahoma in the 1830s, is all told at this Museum. The museum is one of the several significant sites along historic US-411.

The museum is operated by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, it is Tennessee's only tribally operated historical attraction.

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Latitude: 35.58061 Longitude: -84.216925 Elevation: 867 ft
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Seasons Open

Open Year-round, Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Year's

Hours Open

Monday-Saturday 9-5, Sunday 12-5


Adult $5.00 Children under 12 are free there are Senior adult , group, military and other discounts available.


You don’t want to miss this wonderful museum filled with exhibits and artifacts from the native Cherokee. Many different events and festivals held here annually.

Julie Morgan, 6/28/2011

We took our grandchildren to the 21st annual fall festival at the Museum. They especially enjoyed having their names spelled in Cherokee and participating in the dances of the warriors. Great fun!

Jane Fowler, 9/10/2012

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