Junaluska Museum, Memorial and Medicine Plant Trail



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  • Seasons - Year Round
  • Hours - 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.


  • Hwy. 143 Bus.

    Raleigh,   NC  


Located at the burial site of Cherokee Warrior Junaluska, an honored leader and 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 community members, and information about this valley, its people. and its place in American history as the starting point of the Trail of Tears. Around the memorial site a large seven-sided concrete foundation, a monument for each of the Cherokee clans.. Nearby Medicine Trail has plants traditionally used by the Cherokee such as Joe Pye Weed, Witch Hazel, Sassafras, Blood Root and many others. The trail is approximately ¼ mile in length and has a mild to moderate climb.

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Hwy. 143 Bus.
Raleigh NC 28771


Latitude: 35° 20' 36.24" / Longitude: -83° 51' 21.5994"

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The Junaluska Memorial and Museum is on Main Street in Robbinsville, north of downtown, about a half-mile from the courthouse on the left.

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