The Cherokee Heritage Center provides information about Cherokee history and culture in a variety of ways. The center is home to the Ancient Village, Adams Corner Rural Village, the Trail of Tears exhibit, the Cherokee National Museum and the Cherokee Family Research Center.
MONDAY — SATURDAY
9 am — 5 pm
The Heritage Center is building a new outdoor Village that should be complete in time for next summer. It will be a more accurate replica of what a Cherokee village looked like in the 1700s. Durring the summer months they give tours and have demonstrations. There is also a unguided historical town to walk through. The Museum is small but is informative with first person accounts and oral histories from many local native families. There are many picnic benches outside, so bring a snack and take time to have your lunch outside. We also spent part of the day at nearby Lake Tenkiller where there are many camping opportunities.