Culture & Heritage

Zachary-Tolbert House

Remaining virtually unaltered for 150 years, and on the National Treasure of Historic Places, the house and museum offers an exclusive look inside the lives of the pioneer settlers of Cashiers Valley.

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Unto these Hills

Since its debut on July 1, 1950, “Unto These Hills” has entertained over six million people, telling the Cherokees’ rich story from 1780 to the twenty-first century.

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Sylva Heritage Walk

Take a walk-through Sylva’s past and follow along with the historic images, which are mounted on storefronts along Main Street, to learn the story behind the town’s deep-rooted history and heritage.

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Oconaluftee Indian Village

Cherokee history isn’t musty and mothball covered. In Oconaluftee Indian Village, it’s alive, well, and amazing.

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Museum of the Cherokee Indian

Experience the 11,000-year-old Cherokee story vividly.

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Mountain Heritage Center

Celebrate the natural and cultural heritage of the southern Appalachians through the center’s exhibits, educational programs and special events where guests will learn about deep mountain traditions.

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Judaculla Rock

Huge boulder with unexplained petroglyphs said to be carved by Indians, possibly thousands of years ago.

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Freedom Park

Experience our founding documents and Charters of Freedom at Sylva’s Freedom Park

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Witness History Today

From mysterious petroglyphs and 11,000-year-old traditions of the Cherokee people to strolling Sylva’s present-day streets with a view of days gone by, Jackson County’s heritage is a rich and moving journey.

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Pots on the Green

Jun 30 until Jul 01  //  Starts: 10:00 am Ends: 5:00 pm

Jackson County embraces mountain traditions, and one of the longstanding crafts is the art of pottery. On June 30 and July 1, the regions most talente

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