Historic High Country / Waleska

Funk Heritage Center of Reinhardt University

7300 Reinhardt Cir.
Waleska, GA 30183

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  • Funk Heritage Center of Reinhardt University

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  • Longhouse - Enter the museum

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  • Rogers Contemporary Native American Art Gallery

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  • The Center is a certified National Park Service Trail of Tears interpretive site.

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  • Native American Petroglyph

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  • 1840's log cabin in Settlement

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  • Gallery of Historic Tools

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  • A visitor studies artifacts from Archaic, Woodland, Mississippi and Historic period.

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  • Diorama of Historic period

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  • Hall of the Ancients

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  • History Beneath Our Feet and explains a 1995 Cherokee County excavation and artifacts found there.

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  • An example of basket art located in the Rogers Art Gallery

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  • Diorama in Hall of the Ancients

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Located on the campus of Reinhardt University, this is Georgia's Official Frontier and Southeastern Indian Interpretive Center. It is also a certified National Park Service Trail of Tears interpretive site. The Bennett History Museum is focused on interpreting the history of the Southeastern Indians and Appalachian settlers of the region. In this modern facility, you will see a 15 minute film on the Southeastern Indians. Visit the Hall of Ancients where 12,000 years of Native American life is depicted through dioramas, exhibits and artifacts. There is also a gallery of contemporary Native American art. Finally, in the Sellars Gallery of Historic Hand Tools, this one-of-a-kind exhibit features thousands of tools from as early as the 17th century. Walking trails lead the Appalachian Settlement located behind the museum facility. Two historic log cabins located there are open for special events only. Visit the museum gift shop for unique items. Picnic tables are available on the grounds.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 1:00PM - 5:00PM
    Tuesday: 9:00AM - 4:00PM
    Wednesday: 9:00AM - 4:00PM
    Thursday: 9:00AM - 4:00PM
    Friday: 9:00AM - 4:00PM
    Saturday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Active Duty Military with ID card Free

    Adult 6.00

    Child 4.00

    Senior over 65 years 5.50


    Nature Trails

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking

    Guided Tours / Guide Available

    Maps & Brochures Available

    Parking on Site

    Picnic Area

    Public Restrooms

    Self-guided Tours

    General Information


    Group Amenities


    Special Tags


    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


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