Oconaluftee Indian Village

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

As you enter the soft trails of the village, it’s no longer the 21st century: you’re immediately transported to the 1760s. You won’t need your robotic-voiced GPS here. The faint tang of wood smoke wafts by as you are led by a Cherokee cultural expert on an interactive journey through Cherokee lifestyle and history. Your guide will show you the way through the winding paths, flanked with traditional Cherokee dwellings, work areas, and sacred ritual sites. Delight in cultural dances amid the swaying oaks and sycamores. As you wander, interact with villagers as they hull canoes, sculpt pottery and masks, weave baskets, and fashion beadwork. Watch as a village prepares for war. Be amazed by a blowgun demonstration. Oconaluftee Indian Village is much more than just a place; it’s living history.

Contact Information

Get Directions 218 Drama Road
Cherokee, NC 28719
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Hours of Operation

Open from April 30, 2018 until November 11, 2018

Open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. with tours every 15 minutes except from 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Oconaluftee Indian Village is closed on Sunday.

Arts and crafts classes for children are held daily Monday through Saturday. Check with the box office for times and prices.

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