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Oconaluftee Indian Village Admission Including Guided Tour

Visit: Oconaluftee Indian VillageThe Oconaluftee Indian Village is open April 30 - October 23, daily except Sundays from 9:30 am until 4:00 pm. • Guided Tours: Our guided tours begin every 15 minutes. Your tour guide will greet you and will take you on a tour of our Craft Line. The craft line has many stations such as fingerweaving, baskets, pottery, weaponry and more in which you will be able to observe Cherokee artists creating beautiful works of art. Your tour guide will explain how the crafts are made and the purpose of each craft. Run time is approx. 30 minutes.  • The “Living History” Section: After the guided portion, the village pathway leads directly into what we call the “Living History” Section. Here, you will see replicas of Cherokee homes and community structures. You may go in and explore the replicas—you’ll also find re-enactors dressed in traditional clothing of the time period, feel free to ask them questions! Travel at your own pace. • Lectures: Our Living History section also features 2 half-hour lectures that are held in both the Council House replica and the Square Grounds areas. These fascinating lectures teach in depth lessons about Cherokee culture and history and will entertain audiences of all ages. Lectures alternate every half hour. • Dance Shows & Time of War Shows: Depending on the day of your visit, you will be able to attend either a traditional dance show or a Time of War re-enactment scene in our squaregrounds. These shows happen twice daily at noon and 3pm— they are truly a highlight of the entire Village experience. (Time of War shows run through Mid-June through Mid-August Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays)

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Museum of the Cherokee Indian Admission

Learn about the Cherokee people at the Museum of the Cherokee Indian. Your general admission ticket includes access to the museum and the following exhibits. Story of the Cherokees: 13,000 Years Voted Top Ten best Native American Experiences by USA TODAY, you'll experience 13,000 years of Cherokee history, from the time when mastodons roamed the southern Appalachians to present day. This story is told through computer generated animation and special effects, life-sized figures, artwork and priceless artifacts. Emissaries of Peace: 1762 Cherokee & British Delegations Travel with Henry Timberlake to the Cherokee world in 1762 and see London through the eyes of Cherokee leaders who met with King George III. Timberlake’s Memoirs come to life through artifacts, archaeological treasures, period artwork, music, video and life-sized figures. Two contrasting cultures emerge from war and make peace. Special pop-up books and graphic panels help tell the story for children. The museum also hosts many traveling exhibits such as We the People. This exhibit has been featured not only at the Museum of the Cherokee Indian but also the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and the McClung Museum at the University of Tennessee. It shows the perspectives of Cherokee culture and colonial British culture through the narrative of Henry Timberlake¹s Memoirs, illustrated with artifacts, artwork, reproductions, video, and life size figures. All exhibits, restrooms, Museum Store and Education Wing are ADA accessible.  Service animals are permitted.  Handicapped parking available in front of entrance.