Museum of the Cherokee People | Cherokee, NC

How will Cherokee affect you?

Explore the Museum of the Cherokee People!

Step back over 12,000 years ago to the life and legends of the Cherokee people.

At the Museum of the Cherokee People, you’ll get an immersive, full-sensory experience through our guided journey that will teach you who the people of Cherokee really are, where they come from, and why they’re still here.

Voted Top Ten BEST Native American Experiences by USA Today!


Take a Walk Through Cherokee History

View our pricing, hours, and audio tour availability. With our online booking, you’ll receive real-time availability and instant confirmation directly to your email.

For questions about your current or future booking, please contact us today.


Open Daily
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Please note that the Museum of the Cherokee People is closed November 23, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day.


Adults: $12
Children ages 6-12: $7
Children 5 & under: Free!


The Museum of the Cherokee People – 12,000 Years of History Brought to Life


A Cultural and Historic Tour

Start the tour at the “Story Lodge”, a place where ancient Cherokee myths are brought to life by computer animation!

Continue on to the Paleolithic, Archaic, and Woodland periods and witness the long-lost life of 12,000 years ago, including animals, tools, villages, and more!

Immersive Experiences

Celebrate Cherokee history with modern technology. At the Museum of the Cherokee People, you’ll discover up close the Cherokee people’s spirit of inventiveness, resilience, and will to live through interactive videos, intriguing displays, and a full sensory experience.

Museum of the Cherokee People Store

Own a piece of Cherokee culture and shop the featured items within the Museum of the Cherokee People store!

Shop intricate and detailed items, including novels, mugs, pendants, and more! Visit the online store to start shopping today.

Sample Trips