Oconaluftee Indian Village, Cherokee

#6 of 31 in Things to do in Cherokee
Historic Site · Specialty Museum
Oconaluftee Indian Village showcases the history of the Cherokee people and the impact that European settlers had on custom and culture. Surrounded by tall oaks and sycamores, this 1760s style living-history village is accessible through snaking paths. You can tour the dwellings, sacred areas, and work sites. Be prepared to encounter townspeople and craftspeople who have stories to tell. You'll learn about traditional medicine-making and interact with craftspeople as they hull canoes. Witness the village prepare for war, and see a blowgun demonstration. You'll have the opportunity to observe cultural dances and talk with the townspeople as they make pottery and masks, do beadwork, and weave baskets. Work out when and for how long to visit Oconaluftee Indian Village and other Cherokee attractions using our handy Cherokee driving holiday planner.
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  • Stayed at "Rolling Hills Lodge which is the closest and nicest hotel to this attraction. Good for anybody!... you can learn a lot. Fascinating to my kids of how things were done. It really feels...  more »
  • The setting was great and it was very interesting!! Much to be learned and enjoyed. Indian villages, water is beautiful, wild life abounds. PEACEFUL!  more »

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