Chief Vann House Historic Site

Chief Vann House Historic Site
Historic Site 706-695-2598

 
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During the 1790s, James Vann became a Cherokee Indian leader and wealthy businessman. He established the largest and most prosperous plantation in the Cherokee Nation, covering 1,000 acres of what is now Murray County. In 1804 he completed construction of a beautiful 2 ½-story brick home that was the most elegant in the Cherokee Nation. After Vann was murdered in 1809, his son Joseph inherited the mansion and plantation. Joseph was also a Cherokee leader and became even more wealthy than his father.

In the 1830s almost the entire Cherokee Nation was forced west by state and federal troops on the infamous Trail of Tears. The Vann family lost their elegant home, rebuilding in the Cherokee Territory of Oklahoma. Today the Vann House survives as Georgia’s best-preserved historic Cherokee Indian home. A guided tour allows visitors to see the house which features beautiful hand carvings, a remarkable “floating” staircase, a 12-foot mantle and fine antiques.

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Historic Site Hours:

Thursday–Sunday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Last tour at 4:15 p.m.
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Year's Day.

Historic Site Admission:

- Adults (18–61): $6.50
- Seniors (62+): $6.00
- Youth (6–17): $5.50
Group rates available with advance notice.

Facilities:

• 137 Acres
• Guided House Tour
• Visitor Center
• Gift Shop
• ½-Mile Nature Trail
• 6 Picnic Tables
• Bus Parking

Nearby Attractions:

• Chickamauga National Battlefield
• Chieftans Trail
Cloudland Canyon State Park
• Funk Heritage Center
Fort Mountain State Park
New Echota Historic Site
• Old Federal Road Driving Tour
• Red Clay State Historical Area
• Southern Highroads Trail
• Springplace Moravian Cemetery
• Trail of Tears Highway

Georgia Council on American Indian Concerns


Note: Chief Vann House Historic Site has no reservable facilities.
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Events
Georgia History Festival -- Super Museum Sunday
Sunday, Feb 5, 2017 12 PM to 4 PM
Experience our state’s rich history and cultural life as historic sites, house museums, art museums, and other points of interest throughout Georgia open their doors to the public, providing an exceptional opportunity to experience the history in our own backyard. Over 60 cultural institutions participate in this annual event.  Free from 12:00pm - 4:00pm. 706-695-2598.
Vann House Days - Cherokee History
Saturday, Jul 22, 2017 10 AM to 4 PM
Local craftspeople will demonstrate a variety of 19th century skills such as blacksmithing, weaving, quilting, spinning wool, chair caning, blackpowder shooting, and much more. The Vann Mansion, outbuildings and museum will be open for self-guided tours.  $5.50 - $6.50 706-695-2598.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Christmas by Candlelight
Friday, Dec 8, 2017 5 PM to 9 PM
Saturday, Dec 9, 2017 5 PM to 9 PM
In 1805, Cherokee Chief James Vann opened his new brick mansion to the Moravian missionaries to hold one of the first Christmas celebrations in the Cherokee Nation. To honor this tradition, visitors are invited to enjoy the sights and sounds of a 19th century Christmas in one of America’s best-preserved Cherokee Indian homes.  $5.50 - $6.50 706-695-2598.
Address/Directions
Chief Vann House Historic Site
82 Highway 225 N
Chatsworth, GA 30705
Murray County


GPS Coordinates:

N 34.763937 | W -084.822056
Located 3 miles west of Chatsworth at the intersection of Highways 225 and 52-A.


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Chief Vann House Historic Site
82 Highway 225 N
Chatsworth, GA 30705 View Details


  34.763937
Chief Vann House Historic Site