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Students gain access to Cherokee history, culture through spring education tours

Tuesday, February 6, 2024 - Cherokee Nation is sharing its rich history and culture with students through education tours this spring. The free tours can be scheduled February-May, with reservations accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Three tour options are offered, each hosted by knowledgeable interpretive guides. Tour options include the following:

Cherokee History Tour — Visit Tahlequah’s historic Capitol Square and the iconic Cherokee National History Museum. Take advantage of the Cherokee Cultural Pathway, where beautiful immersive art installations sit along a path that connects you to additional sites such as the Cherokee National Supreme Court Museum and the Cherokee National Prison Museum, with the John Ross Museum just a short drive away.

Sequoyah’s Cabin Tour — Sequoyah, a significant figure in American history, was monumental in the creation of the Cherokee language. Sequoyah’s Cabin Museum, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was built in 1829 and has been maintained and furnished to appear as it did centuries ago. Experience what it was like when Sequoyah actually lived at this National Literary Landmark. Stroll the surrounding 10-acre park, and take in the natural beauty of Sallisaw.

Saline Courthouse Tour — Built in 1884, the Saline Courthouse is the only one of nine original Cherokee district courthouses in Cherokee Nation still standing today. Located near Rose, it sits on 14 rural acres, along with a springhouse and historic cemetery. Though it served as a courthouse for only 14 years, the site has a rich history and features rotating exhibits on the history and culture of the Cherokee Nation. Tour the site and surrounding grounds to experience the history of Cherokee justice and more.

For more information or to book an education tour, please call Melanie Bench at (918) 951-9873 or email

KXMX Staff Writer

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