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Chieftains Museum / Major Ridge Home

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A little bit of local history

Visited here while in town, and got a little bit of local history. Places like this are things we... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Minneola, Florida
This Museum Added Detail to My Limited Knowledge of Cherokee istory

The Chieftains Museum is easy to find, is relatively small, and is far more detailed than one... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2018
Bonaire, Georgia
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501 Riverside Pkwy NE, Rome, GA 30161-2903
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Another great place to get a glimpse back into time. Staff very knowledgeable and extremely helpful.

Thank J M L
Reviewed yesterday

Visited here while in town, and got a little bit of local history. Places like this are things we typically seek out. Loved the areas of walls that were left open (with glass or plexi) so that you can see what construction was like.

Thank QQNonRev
Reviewed 19 August 2018

The Chieftains Museum is easy to find, is relatively small, and is far more detailed than one expects. I had knowledge of the Trail of Tears, being from Oklahoma, but this exhibit added detail and depth to the events leading up to that chapter in...More

Thank MandV1964
Reviewed 16 October 2017

3rd trip to Rome,GA and 3rd time to visit the Chieftains. Many thanks to all for hosting our Going Caching weekend once again.

Thank Rodney D
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Learn about the Cherokees and their way of life and the hardship they endured. Great for all ages ,,

Thank Angela B
Reviewed 16 June 2017

A very nice small museum which originally was a plantation owned by a high-ranking Cherokee elder, Major Ridge. It has been nicely restored and yet you can still see parts of the original cabin from the early 1800's. The displays are well done and if...More

Thank Lynn R
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

$5 entry fee is good value. Very informative displays in the house and it's pretty amazing to think who has walked up that staircase. Everything is well laid out and this place is well worth a visit especially if you have an interest in Native...More

Thank funkimunki67
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Great information about the Trail of Tears presented throughout the house. Allow at least 45 minutes to an hour to read it all.

Thank Holidav
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Have tried to visit twice during the days and hours of admission noted on their website, Weds-Sat 10a-5p. First visit Weds Aug 10, 2016 visit, we took off work for our tour of northwest Indian sites and arrived at 11.30a to see the museum closing....More

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Reviewed 26 October 2016

We visited Chieftains Museum as part of a group who were learning about the Cherokee Indians and the Trail of Tears. The museum was great and the staff at the museum were wonderful and full of information. We learned about the history of the Cherokee,...More

Thank Teresa Y
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