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Chieftains Museum & Major Ridge Home

501 Riverside Parkway, Rome, GA 30161


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Adults $5.00, Seniors $3.00, Students $2.00

Wednesday - Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home was once the former home of Cherokee leader Major Ridge and his family.  Its heritage most significantly encompasses the history and traditions of the Cherokee Indians and the clash of cultures in the southeastern United States that culminated in the tragedy known as the “Trail of Tears.”  The museum tells the story of the Cherokee up to the removal, as well as exhibiting  Cherokee artifacts that were unearthed on the property. The museum has been designated as a National Historic Landmark and an official site on the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail.