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Cherokee Heritage Center The Cherokee Heritage Center, operated by the Cherokee National Historical Society, is located three miles south of Tahlequah, on the original site of the Cherokee Female Seminary. This remote area, covered with dense underbrush, was cleared in the mid-1960s and transformed into an attraction Newsweek magazine once called, "One of America's Top Ten Off-the-Road Locations." The Ancient Village at Tsa-La-Gi opened in 1967 and gave visitors a glimpse of pre-contact Cherokee lifestyle.

The Cherokee Heritage Center offers many attractions and exhibits, like the Ancient Village, Adams Corner Rural Village, the Cherokee National Museum, the Museum Shop and the Trail of Tears Exhibit.


Admission: $8.50 Adults, $7.50 College Students w/ID, $7.50 Seniors (55 +), $5 Youth (5-18). Free under 5 and CNHS members.
Hours: Open daily, Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm / Sun 1pm-5pm. Closed month of January
Address: 3 miles south of Tahlequah on US Highway 62
Phone: 888-999-6007
Our Email: info@cherokeeheritage.org
Our Website:www.CherokeeHeritage.org
Admission price includes access to the Cherokee National Museum, villages and genealogy center. Entry to the grounds and museum store are free.

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