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




NOTICE: Chief Vann House is open Thursday-Saturday only.

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.


   Chief Vann House State Historic Site Business Plan


Hours: Thursday–Saturday / 9AM–5PM
Last tour begins 45 minutes before closing (gates locked).
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.
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Historic Site Admission:
- $6.00 Adults
- $5.50 Seniors (62+)
- $4.00 Youth (6-17)
Group rates available with advance notice.
Picnic area and bus parking available.


FACILITIES:
    • 137 Acres
    • Guided House Tour
    • Visitor Center (film, exhibits and artifacts)
    • Gift Shop
    • 1/2-Mile Nature Trail
    • 6 Picnic Tables
    • Bus Parking


- Teacher's Resource for Touring Historic Sites
- Georgia Council on American Indian Concerns


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Note: Chief Vann House Historic Site has no reservable facilities.
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Events
Handicapped Accessible Beginners basket weaving
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Learn the basics of basket weaving in this fun and unique class. Perfect for a first time project, Instructor Margie Hufstetler will teach students how to make a traditional napkin basket. Attendees can learn a new skill, experience an age-old tradition and create something uniquely theirs. Class size is limited, call to register.  $30 - and includes all materials. 706-695-2598.
Fall Into Quilts
Every week 8 AM to 5 PM
Every Thursday through Saturday 9am-5pm in October come view an amazing array of historic hand made quilts from the 19th and 20th centuries.  $4-$6 plus $5 parking. 706-695-2598.
Christmas by Candlelight
Friday, Dec 12, 2014 until Saturday, Dec 13, 2014
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.  $4 - $6. 706-695-2598.
Address/Directions
Chief Vann House Historic Site
82 Ga. Highway 225 N
Chatsworth, GA 30705
Murray County

Mailing Address
82 Ga. Highway 225 N
Chatsworth, GA 30705


GPS Coordinates:
N 34.763937 | W -084.822056

Located 3 miles west of Chatsworth at the intersection of Ga. Hwys. 225 and 52-A.

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


  34.763937
Chief Vann House Historic Site


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