John Ross Museum
Under 5: Free
Experience the life and legacy of John Ross, Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation from 1828-1866. Ross held the office of Principal Chief during the forced relocation, the Trail of Tears, as well as the Civil War. Although he led his people through some of the most tumultuous times in the tribe’s history, he made remarkable social and civic achievements in the constant wake of adversity. This museum features interactive exhibits and focuses on Ross’s greatest passions- education. The museum also houses gift shop and research area and is located next to the Ross Cemetery, which holds the gravesite for John Ross, as well as other prominent Cherokees.