Historic High Country / Rome

Chieftains Museum / Major Ridge Home

501 Riverside Pkwy.
Rome, GA 30161

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This National Historic Landmark, built in the early 19th century, is the original home of prominent Cherokee leader, Major Ridge. Artifacts discovered on the grounds behind the house, as well as other materials relating to the removal of the Cherokees from the Georgia area, are on display. Special events throughout the year further explore the Cherokee heritage of northwest Georgia. The home is also a nationally designated site along the Trail of Tears.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Wednesday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Thursday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Friday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Saturday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Adults $5.00

    Children under 5 $0.00

    Seniors 62+ $3.00

    Students up to age 18 $2.00

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking


  • Running Water PowWow- Cherokee Homecoming

    Running Water PowWow- Cherokee Homecoming

    08/30/2014 - 08/31/2014

    The Running Water PowWow and Cherokee Homecoming returns to Rome, Ga. on Labor Day weekend! Native American Indians gather from North, South and Central America to dance and sing to several drum groups and to compete with each other in the dance arena. Over 50 arts & crafts and food booths will be set up selling or demonstrating their handmade crafts. Primitive skills will be demonstrated in Bow and Arrow making, as well as Hide Tanning, Flute making, Corn Suck and Birds of Prey program by Da... read more