Junaluska Museum, Memorial and Medicine Plant Trail

Junaluska Museum, Memorial and Medicine Plant Trail

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Hours & Seasons

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

Address

  • 1 Junaluska Dr

    Robbinsville,   NC   28771

  • Mailing Address -

    PO Box 1209

    Robbinsville,   NC   28771

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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 & crafts by Snowbird Indian community 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 ¼ mile in length & has a mild to moderate climb.

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Address:

1 Junaluska Dr
Robbinsville NC 28771

Coordinates:

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

Special Directions:

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

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