Museum of the
Cherokee Indian


Take a step back in time with a self-guided tour that combines computer-generated imagery, special effects and audio with an extensive artifact collection.


The tour begins with the “Story Lodge,” where ancient Cherokee myths appear through computer animation. You continue through the Paleolithic Period, when mastodons were killed with simple spears. Through the Archaic and Woodland periods, people adapted the environment to their needs, creating agriculture, trade, and villages. The elaborate ceremonial activities of the Mississippian period echo throughout today’s traditions. The period of contact brought trade, disease, war, and many cultural changes.


Experience Cherokee History Year Round

The Museum of the Cherokee Indian is open daily year-round except for Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.

Address: 589 Tsali Blvd., Cherokee, NC
Phone: 828-497-3481
Online Ticket Sales & More information:

Open daily, 9 am – 5 pm
Summer Hours, from Memorial Day
to Labor Day
Monday – Saturday, 9 am – 7 pm
Sundays, 9 am – 5 pm

Adult $12
Child (6-12) $7
Children 5 & under FREE

Parking: FREE