Oconaluftee Indian Village, Cherokee

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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  • The village was built to reflect what it was like around 1750. Artisans hand making clothes, bows, arrows, blankets and everything that you can see what it would be like to be transported back in time...  more »
  • We visited the village this morning as our last stop on an 8 day, multi family road trip with kids ages 2-9. It’s hard to know what to expect with age ranges so broad, but we were extremely impressed ...  more »

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