Cherokee Heritage Center


The Heritage Center includes outdoor museums and indoor exhibit galleries. It sponsors many educational programs throughout the year as well as scholarly research that stimulates interest in the enduring legacy of the Cherokee people. Some of our main attractions include the Ancient Village and Outdoor Museum, featuring authentic reproductions of traditional homes from the 1700s with villagers demonstrating traditional Cherokee crafts.  The Adams Corner Rural Village recreates a 1890s setting to illustrate Cherokee society in Indian Territory. We offer much more to our visitors, such as the acclaimed Trail of Tears Exhibit and nationally-recognized Cherokee art shows.

Another service offered is the Cherokee Family Research Center, an on-site genealogy library where visitors may be assisted by trained professionals to reconnect with their Cherokee lineage.

We serve the public in a number of ways. Outreach programs serve several schools within the Cherokee Nation.  In 2009 alone 25,000 people participated in the Cherokee Heritage Center Outreach Program. The Cherokee Heritage Center is open seven days a week to the public. It is closed the month January, and on certain holidays. The Family Research Center is available to help through mail-in requests as well as on-site.

Throughout the year we offer education classes, many of which have a fee but require  registration. These are popular classes and teach a variety of Cherokee crafts and traditions, so they fill quickly.

Located six miles south of downtown Tahlequah, Ok., take highway 62 to historical Park Hill. Turn east on Willis Road and follow it to South Keeler Drive.

Admission Fee:

Adults $8.50
Youth $5.00
College Students / Seniors $7.50
CHC Member and Children Free

General Contact
cultural@cherokee.org (918)-453-5000 OR 1-800-256-0671