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Chieftains Museum & Major Ridge Home

501 Riverside Parkway, Rome, GA 30161

706-291-9494

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Adults $10, Students & Seniors $5

Mon, Wed & Fri: 10a-12:30p & 2:30-5p; Sat:10am-5pm

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.”

Features

  • The museum shares the story of the Cherokee from their beginnings to their forced removal from their land
  • View Cherokee artifacts that were unearthed on the property
  • Designated as a National Historic Landmark and an official site on the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail
  • Special events and programs offered throughout the year
  • Offers educational field trips and tours Learn More

Parking

Free parking

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