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The Cherokee National Museum


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The Cherokee National Museum The Cherokee National Museum is the only facility devoted to the preservation of the heritage of the Cherokee Nation, the second largest American Tribe.

The 20,000 square foot building houses the Cherokee National Archives, the official Archives of the Cherokee Nation, and the Library. The Library consists of over 4,000 volumes related to Cherokee History and culture, including special collections of out-of-print bibles, books in the Cherokee language, and photographs related to Indian Territory. Approximately 55 hours of oral history tapes provide other research sources.

The Cherokee National Museum current exhibits include "Deferring to Our Elders," a profile of selected Cherokee elders, and "The Printed Word," a look at Cherokee newspapers, books, and other media, from 1844-1906.


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

Come visit us in Tahlequah, Oklahoma

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Self-Guided Tour of Historic Tahlequah

History is one of Tahlequah's most valuable resources, much of it in the history of the Cherokee Nation ... to a Civil War cabin ... to homes of townspeople at the turn of the century.

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Old Cherokee Capitol Building

The Cherokee Council first met in 1839

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Adams Corner Rural Village

Adams Corner Rural Village is a detailed reconstruction of a small crossroads community of 1875 - 1890, in the final years of the old Cherokee Nation. The Heritage Farm exhibits livestock commonly found on Cherokee farms along with endangered domestic breeds.

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Memorial to the Confederate Dead

Erected in 1913 by the Colonial William Penn Adair Chapter of the Daughters of the Confederacy.

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Cherokee National Prison

This sandstone building was erected in 1874 and originally had three stories. The third story was removed in 1925

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