Junaluska Museum, Memorial and Medicine Plant Trail

Junaluska Museum, Memorial and Medicine Plant Trail


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  • Seasons - Year-round
  • Hours - 8:00 am - 4:30 pm & weekends by appt


  • 1 Junaluska Dr

    Robbinsville,   NC   28771

  • Mailing Address -

    PO Box 1209

    Robbinsville,   NC   28771


In 1910, The Daughters of the American Revolution sponsored a ceremony at which the pile of stones were replaced with a large rock plaque at the center of the gravesite.
In 1997, the Junaluska Memorial Site was constructed. Located at the burial site is Cherokee Warrior Junaluska, an honored leader & distinguished warrior both for the Cherokee and for the U.S. Army. Displays include arrowheads, spear points and other artifacts found here in the Cheoah Valley, artwork and crafts by Snowbird Indian members & information about this valley, its people. and its place in American history as the starting point of the Trail of Tears. The nearby Medicine Trail completed & opened to the public in the fall of 2002, has plants traditionally used by the Cherokee (Joe Pye Weed, Witch Hazel, Sassafras, Blood Root & others). The trail is about 1/4-mile in length and has a mild-to-moderate climb.

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1 Junaluska Dr
Robbinsville NC 28771


Latitude: 35° 19' 14.5488" / Longitude: -83° 48' 30.981"

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On Main Street in Robbinsville, north of downtown, about a half-mile from the courthouse on the left.

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