Chieftains Museum

Chieftains Museum Adults: $5.00 Seniors (62+): $3.00 Children (K-college): $2.00
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The story of Major Ridge and Cherokee resistance and capitulation to government deportation will be preserved and interpreted for visitors at Ridge’s historic home and farm. A visit to this historic site will be a journey through history that yields sorrow as well as beauty. By gaining perspective on the past we may hope to build a vision for the future. Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home is a National Historic Landmark and one of only a few private entities to be certified by the National Park Service as a site on the Trail of Tears. Major Ridge, whose old home Chieftains now occupies, was one of the signers of the Treaty of New Echota, which resulted in the forced relocation of the Cherokee people.

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05/04/2019

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Chieftains is celebrating Historic Preservation month with City of Rome all May long! Come visit us Wednesday-Saturday f...
05/04/2019

Chieftains is celebrating Historic Preservation month with City of Rome all May long! Come visit us Wednesday-Saturday from 10:00am-5:00pm to tour our historic site. #thisplacematters

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04/25/2019

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The 33rd Annual #GAVIPTour continued today as members of GDEcD joined the Consular Corps to visit the Chieftains Museum in Rome.

The museum will be closed on Friday, April 19th in observance of Good Friday. We will resume regular hours of operation ...
04/18/2019

The museum will be closed on Friday, April 19th in observance of Good Friday. We will resume regular hours of operation on Saturday, April 20th.

The museum will be closed Saturday, April 13th, but join us at the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds for all your spring planting...
04/12/2019

The museum will be closed Saturday, April 13th, but join us at the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds for all your spring planting needs at our Annual Herb & Plant Sale. We will be there from 8:00am-4:00pm on Saturday and 12:00-3:00pm on Sunday!🌺

04/11/2019

The museum will be closed for a private event from 10:00am-1:00pm on Friday, April 12th. We will open to the public beginning at 1:00.

Don't worry, we've got you covered! Join us on Saturday, April 13th or Sunday, April 14th in the Community Building at t...
04/05/2019

Don't worry, we've got you covered! Join us on Saturday, April 13th or Sunday, April 14th in the Community Building at the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds, rain or shine. Sale hours are 8am to 4pm on Saturday and 12pm to 3pm on Sunday.🌼🌺

03/22/2019

The museum will open to the public at 10:30 this morning to allow museum staff to host a field trip from a local school.

03/21/2019

The museum will open to the public at 12:30pm today to allow staff to host a field trip.

Our annual Herb & Plant Sale will be April 13th and 14th at the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds😉🌻
03/14/2019

Our annual Herb & Plant Sale will be April 13th and 14th at the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds😉🌻

The signage in our field may be under water, but we are still open for business! Stop by the museum today from 10am-5pm ...
02/23/2019

The signage in our field may be under water, but we are still open for business! Stop by the museum today from 10am-5pm to see the Of Influence: Portraits of Cherokee People photography exhibition before it's gone. The last day to view the exhibit will be February 28th!

02/22/2019

The museum will open to the public at 1:00pm today to allow museum staff to host a field trip.

02/21/2019

In order to host a field trip from a neighboring county, the museum will be open to the public today from 12:30-5:00pm.

This year we introduced our Step Up! membership campaign. Each member of the museum is so important to the preservation ...
02/08/2019
Become a Chieftains Member | Chieftains Museum in Rome, GA teaches Cherokee and Native American history

This year we introduced our Step Up! membership campaign. Each member of the museum is so important to the preservation of this non-profit National Historic Landmark and the fulfillment of our mission that we urge you to Step Up! by becoming a 2019 member. Your support will not only help us mark our 200th anniversary this year, but will demonstrate the importance of Chieftains Museum and our history to the rest of the community. We have also introduced a new student membership level for just $20! For more information on how to become a member, visit https://chieftainsmuseum.org/become-a-chieftains-member/ or call the museum at (706) 291-9494.

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01/24/2019

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01/18/2019

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01/04/2019
Welcome to Chieftains Museum

Come visit Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home this year as we commemorate the 200th anniversary of Major Ridge coming to the house that is now the museum. We are open Wednesday-Saturday from 10:00am-5:00pm.

The museum will closed for the holidays beginning Saturday, December 22nd. We will resume regular hours of operation on ...
12/21/2018

The museum will closed for the holidays beginning Saturday, December 22nd. We will resume regular hours of operation on Thursday, January 3, 2019. We hope everyone has a wonderful holiday break and we will see you all in the new year!

12/18/2018

The museum will be closed on Wednesday, December 19th to allow staff to help host field trips at the Forum River Center for the ICE Experience. We will resume regular hours of operation on Thursday, December 20th.

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12/14/2018

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12/14/2018

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12/14/2018

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12/14/2018

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In case you missed it: Check out this segment about the museum and our partnership with the Eastern Band of the Cherokee...
11/30/2018
Students explore Native American history at Chieftains Museum

In case you missed it:
Check out this segment about the museum and our partnership with the Eastern Band of the Cherokee on WSB-TV's People 2 People!

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The museum will close for the Thanksgiving holiday beginning Wednesday, November 21st. We will resume regular hours of o...
11/17/2018

The museum will close for the Thanksgiving holiday beginning Wednesday, November 21st. We will resume regular hours of operation on Wednesday, November 28th.

11/16/2018

The museum will be open from 10:00am-3:00pm on Saturday, November 17th.

We are excited to look towards 2019 as we commemorate the 200th anniversary of Major Ridge coming to the house that is C...
11/15/2018
GivingTuesday

We are excited to look towards 2019 as we commemorate the 200th anniversary of Major Ridge coming to the house that is Chieftains Museum. For this anniversary, we have planned a dynamic and exciting calendar of events and programs for our community.

#GivingTuesday is a wonderful time to donate and it helps nonprofits like us keep our doors open to the public and allows us to continue preserving this historic home and sharing the history and culture of the Cherokee people. Please consider donating to us this holiday season!

Visit the Giving Tuesday page for more information about this global movement: https://www.facebook.com/GivingTuesday/?ref=br_rs

GivingTuesday is a global movement to create a more generous + just world. On Dec 3, 2019 and every day.

11/13/2018

The museum will be open from 12:30-5:00pm on Wednesday, November 14th to allow staff to host a field trip at the Forum River Center.

11/08/2018

Unfortunately we have to cancel the Homeschool Day on November 13th due to low registration. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause, but please be sure to check out our website in the coming months as we plan new homeschool days for the spring.

10/11/2018

The Floyd County Master Gardeners will present a free informational community workshop, "Tour of Trees along King Fisher Trail" on Wednesday, October 31st from 2:00-4:00pm. Join the group in the parking lot of the South Broad Bridge at 1:45pm to start the walking tour there and enjoy learning about the beautiful trees on King Fisher Trail. The program will be led by Terry Paige, City of Rome Arborist, and Keith Mickler, Floyd County Extension Agent. Please call the Floyd County Extension Office at 706-295-6210 for details.

09/29/2018
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Chieftains Museum

Due to a change in circumstances, we have to cancel the "Festive Flower Decorations for the Holidays" Community Workshop on Saturday, September 29th. We are sorry for any inconvenience this decision may cause.

09/22/2018

The museum will be open to the public from 12:00-5:00pm today to allow museum staff to host our Girl Scout Day. We will resume regular hours of operation on Wednesday, September 26th.

Going Caching is an annual Geocaching Mega-Event held in Rome. This year, the main event takes place on Saturday, Octobe...
09/20/2018
Going Caching

Going Caching is an annual Geocaching Mega-Event held in Rome. This year, the main event takes place on Saturday, October 6, 2018 from 9am to 5pm. Check it out!

Going Caching is not just a MEGA event it is a geocaching experience.

09/18/2018

Due to a change in circumstances, we have to cancel the "Festive Flower Decorations for the Holidays" Community Workshop on Saturday, September 29th. We are sorry for any inconvenience this decision may cause.

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501 Riverside Pkwy NE
Rome, GA
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Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00

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(706) 291-9494

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