Sequoyah Birthplace Museum

Learn About Sequoyah

Paid Admission
Hours: Daily, Sunrise to Sunset

Contact

Sequoyah Birthplace Museum
576 Highway 360
Vonore, TN 37885
423-884-6246

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Throughout much of the 18th century the Overhill Towns of Tanasi and Chota were important Cherokee centers – beloved towns where Cherokees gathered for important councils and religious ceremonies. The State of Tennessee takes its name from Tanasi. After the waters of Tellico Lake covered the sites of Chota and Tanasi in 1979, memorials were placed at the edge of the lake near the site of each town.

Information & Directions to the Chota / Tanasi Memorials

The Sequoyah Birthplace Museum, a property of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, strives to promote the understanding and appreciation of the history of the Cherokee people. The Museum, located on the shores of beautiful Tellico Lake, was built in 1986. It was recently renovated and a new exhibit installed in 2018.

What People Are Saying

This was a very beautiful drive. It had a lot of overlooks and the trees were very beautiful. We also rode over to Joyce Kilmer Forest. This was a very nice hike and was amazing to see all the older trees. I would advise to take a bathroom break before the trip across the mountain.

Road trip

Linda, NC.

Incredible drive through the Cherokee National Forest. Lots of hiking, waterfalls and mountain streams. Areas of the skyway are rather curvy, so beware. Some like to speed through this area either in road rally’s or on motorcycle. Have seen several severe accidents.
A MUST visit for all the beauty!

Unbelievable beauty

dbauman, TN

We were surprised at how beautiful this route is. Sadly, our trip was cut short from annual undergrowth burning. We will definitely come back this way.

Gorgeous views

Mike, AL.

Nice smooth road that’s a lot of fun with beautiful sights. There’s plenty of pull offs for photos and small hikes and it makes a really nice scenic drive.

Awesome road and view

Illinois

We were in town to view the fall foliage. We hit it just right. This drive is magnificent. Several viewing sights along the way. Take advantage of all if possible.

Beautiful

Bruce, MS.

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Places to stay near here

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The Tennessee Overhill region covers several areas that are full of wonderful places to stay. No matter where you end up, you can rest easy knowing days full of fun and adventure await!

Motor Inns of America

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Scottish Inn

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Econo Lodge

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Over-Niter RV Park

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America’s Best Value

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Super 8

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Comfort Inn

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I-75 Campground

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Days Inn

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