Catechna Indian Village

Catechna Indian Village


Hours & Seasons

  • Seasons - Year-round
  • Hours - Open 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month 1-5 pm. Group tours by appointment.


  • 420 Creek Shore Drive

    Grifton,   NC   28530


Demonstrations on historic pottery techniques such as coil pottery and the canoe building techniques performed by Indians in the pas,t which required a timely process of hollowing out tree trunks by carving out the wood with oyster shells and controlled burning. Children often participate in hands-on activities to actively learn more about Indian heritage and culture.

The Catechna Indian Village longhouse is a scaled-down version of a 1600-1700 longhouse once located in the Indian village of this area. The Catechna Indian Village was once occupied by the Tuscarora Indians who lived along the Neuse, Tar, Pamlico, and Roanoke rivers and Grifton’s Contentnea creeks.

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420 Creek Shore Drive
Grifton NC 28530


Latitude: 35° 22' 21.72" / Longitude: -77° 26' 15"

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