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Trail of Tears Commemorative Park and Heritage Center

U.S. 41 South, Hopkinsville, KY 42240
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We need to remember

The museum itself is small but the woman who was there was a wealth of information. She shared... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2017
Louisville, KY
A Diverse Event

I have attended this powwow for 14 years now. It is a great way to learn more about native... read more

Reviewed 30 November 2016
Hopkinsville, Kentucky
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“pow wow” (18 reviews)
“grave sites” (4 reviews)
“small museum” (2 reviews)
U.S. 41 South, Hopkinsville, KY 42240
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Reviewed 3 June 2017

The museum itself is small but the woman who was there was a wealth of information. She shared information that we were not aware of. An easy walking path to the cemetery and the river, where we sat for a while and tried to visualize...More

1  Thank Louisville_KYHga
Reviewed 30 November 2016

I have attended this powwow for 14 years now. It is a great way to learn more about native culture. Good for Boy and Girl Scout Troops and kids in general.

1  Thank tmjrobin
Reviewed 15 November 2016

As a foreigner I don't know much about American history and I love learning about other cultures so during my stay in Kentucky I found out I'd be able to visit the annual Trail of Tears PowWow which is a gathering of Native American people...More

2  Thank Kelly S
Reviewed 28 October 2016

While making a visit to the famed PowWow in that area, we took a few moments to visit the park, the burial site of Cherokee Chiefs Fly Smith and Whitepath, and stepped inside the Heritage Center to learn more about the history of this difficult...More

Thank BradandStacy41
Reviewed 28 October 2016

This is a historical Cherokee site - a stop on the Trail of Tears march in the 1800's. It consists of a small museum with an awesome volunteer guide, who really knows her stuff! Doing this work is a labor of love for this woman....More

1  Thank CatKcentralIllinois
Reviewed 13 September 2016

It is a quiet, pleasant place to walk. You don't have to go just to visit the museum. Don't forget to visit the graves of the two Cherokee Chiefs who died there.

1  Thank flewitheagles
Reviewed 15 June 2016

We spent a little over an hour looking at the small museum, the grave sites and walking the trails around this park. My 8 year old really liked it and I found it to be very informative.

1  Thank mdgipsy
Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

We learned so much more than we expected talking with the guide at this site. Don't be hesitant to ask questions. She's a true storehouse of information! The displays are well arranged too to show local history and the story of the Trail of Tears....More

1  Thank 2seniors53
Reviewed 15 January 2016

This stop along the tragic Trail of Tears catalogs an important history lesson. For a harrowing reminder of this difficult time in our history, visit the area and museum and see the historic and cultural pieces. For a good family trip with a more upbeat...More

Thank Josh-Laura S
Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

The trail of tears park is not terribly large. It is easy to get around but it is grass and trail and so may be challenging for those in a wheelchair or moving with a cane. The park has a number of static displays and...More

1  Thank Corey A
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24 May 2017|
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Response from tmjrobin | Reviewed this property |
I am no longer sure of that. It was operated by volunteers for the longest time. The website shows TUE-SAT 10-4 on those dates.
kathy n
9 September 2016|
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Response from kass66 |
Powwow weekend gates open at 10