A Visit To This Charming Historical Village In Oklahoma Will Take You Back In Time
Native American roots run deep in Oklahoma, especially Cherokee. One of the coolest places to learn about Cherokee heritage and culture is at the Cherokee Heritage Museum in Park Hill. It’s not only educational, but it’s a fun place to explore. In fact, there’s a little historical village that will take you back in time.
Take a look:
Cherokee Heritage Center is located at 21192 South Keeler Drive in Park Hill, next to Tahlequah. It's set on 44 acres in the middle of trees and offers indoor and outdoor attractions.
Outdoors you'll find Diligwa - a 1710 Cherokee Village that gives an authentic experience of what life was like for Cherokees living in the 18th century. There are eight residential sites, a schoolhouse, a large plaza, and more.
One of my favorite parts is Adam's Corner Rural Village - seven buildings representing Cherokee life in the 1890s. You can walk around this little village all on your own and explore the replicated small settlement.
In the village you'll find three residences, one of which is a log cabin. There's also a General Store, church, and a smokehouse.
Plus, there's 14 different interpretive stations where visitors can see and experience live action.
The center is also home to the Trail of Tears Exhibit.
Inside guests can see and read the story about the forced removal of our ancestors from their indigenous territory to the "Indian Territory", which is now present day Oklahoma.
There are so many authentic pieces to see at the village. Visit the gift shop and buy some authentic Native American gifts and artwork to take home.
It's the most authentic Cherokee experience in the world and we recommend every Oklahoman visit.
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