Cherokee Heritage Center

Cherokee Heritage Center 21192 S Keeler Dr
Tahlequah, OK 74451

Phone: 918-456-6007
Toll Free: 888-999-6007
Fax: 918-456-6165
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Located on 44 heavily wooded acres tucked away in the Oklahoma foothills of the Ozark Mountains, the Cherokee Heritage Center in Tahlequah provides information about Cherokee history and culture in a variety of ways. The center is home to the 1710 Cherokee Village, Adams Corner Rural Village, the Trail of Tears exhibit, the Cherokee National Museum and the Cherokee Family Research Center.

The 1710 Cherokee Village, also known as Diligwa, is a new outdoor living exhibit meant to take visitors back to early Cherokee trading days. Discover the life of the people in the early 18th century through interpretive stations, residential sites and more. Walk through 14 stations that detail the historic landscape in 1710 and demonstrate a range of cultural practices such as-- stick ball, basket making, flintknapping and blow gun making. The exhibit features a summer house, winter house, corn crib, kitchen garden and a council house. Two recreation areas showcase Cherokee games from centuries ago that are still played today.

Located on 44 heavily wooded acres tucked away in the Oklahoma foothills of the Ozark Mountains, the Cherokee Heritage Center in Tahlequah provides information about Cherokee history and culture in a variety of ways. The center is home to the 1710 Cherokee Village, Adams Corner Rural Village, the Trail of Tears exhibit, the Cherokee National Museum and the Cherokee Family Research Center.

The 1710 Cherokee Village, also known as Diligwa, is a new outdoor living exhibit meant to take visitors back to early Cherokee trading days. Discover the life of the people in the early 18th century through interpretive stations, residential sites and more. Walk through 14 stations that detail the historic landscape in 1710 and demonstrate a range of cultural practices such as-- stick ball, basket making, flintknapping and blow gun making. The exhibit features a summer house, winter house, corn crib, kitchen garden and a council house. Two recreation areas showcase Cherokee games from centuries ago that are still played today.

Also on the grounds of the Cherokee Heritage Center, Adams Corner Rural Village depicts a Cherokee community and life during the 1890s and is made up of seven buildings, including a church, schoolhouse and a log cabin.  Inside the center, visit the Trail of Tears exhibit to witness life-size sculptures in an emotional portrayal of the Cherokee removal to Indian Territory and a timeline of the events.

The Cherokee Heritage Center is devoted to the preservation and promotion of Cherokee history and culture through several annual events and two competitive art shows.

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  • Discounts: Senior Discount

  • Facility Amenities: ADA Compliant, Credit Cards Accepted, Gift Shop

  • Group Amenities: Accommodates Tour Groups, Bus/Motorcoach Parking, Group Rates Available, Tour Group Welcome Reception

  • Suitable for Ages: Adults (18+), Children (up to 12), Teens (13-18)

  • Tour Information: Group Tours, Guided Tours, Self-guided tours

Day

Open

Close

Monday

9:00 am

5:00 pm

Tuesday

9:00 am

5:00 pm

Wednesday

9:00 am

5:00 pm

Thursday

9:00 am

5:00 pm

Friday

9:00 am

5:00 pm

Saturday

9:00 am

5:00 pm

December-February: Tuesday-Saturday, 9am-5pm
March-May & September-November: Monday-Saturday, 9am-5pm
Memorial Day-Labor Day: Monday-Sunday, 9am-5pm
Closed: New Years Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Adults: $8.50

Seniors: $7.50

College Students with ID: $7.50

Students (K-12): $5

Under 5: Free

The first Saturday of each month, federally recognized Cherokee citizens and a guest receive free admission.

Group rates are available for 10 or more. Call for more information.

While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the pricing listed above, prices are subject to change without notice.

Located 2 miles south of Tahlequah, just off Hwy 62. Turn east on Willis Rd. Follow Willis Rd and turn right on S Keeler Dr.




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From TravelOK.com Staff on 08/17/15

Cindy, this article about tracing your Cherokee roots is a good place to start: www.travelok.com/article_page/tracing-your-cherokee-roots. Thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From cindy on 08/17/15

Great grandmother was supposedly Cherokee. Last name Love. From Eastern KY. She looks it from one photo, but how do you know for sure.


From larry pool on 04/13/15

My grand parents were both Cherokee as was my. Mother want to find away to prove it


From TravelOK.com Staff on 07/14/14

Billie, please call the Cherokee Heritage Center at 918-456-6007, and the staff there will be more than happy to help you plan your group tour. Have a great trip and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Billie Kelsey on 07/12/14

I would like to bring our Sapulpa First Baptist Senior Adults - Approximately 40-50 - to tour your Center on Thursday, October 9 or 16. Will you be open for tours on those dates?


From TravelOK.com Staff on 01/29/14

Joanne, the Cherokee Heritage Center is open seven days a week from 9am-5pm from Memorial Day in late May through Labor Day in early September. If you have any questions, please call 918-456-6007. Best wishes and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Joanne binstead on 01/29/14

Are you open during August ? your opening hours information does not mention August Many thanks .


From Jennifer on 10/12/09

This is one of my favorite places to visit. I'm especially fond of the ancient village tour.


 
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