Chief Vann House State Historic Site

Location

82 Hwy. 225 N.
Chatsworth GA 30705

Rates

  • Youth (ages 6-17): $4
  • Seniors (62+): $5.50
  • Adults: $6
  • Group rates available with advance notice.: $Call 706-695-2598

Hours of Operation

  • Thursday : 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday : 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday : 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sunday : 9:00am - 5:00pm

Social

Chief Vann House
Chief Van House Bedroom
Dining room at Christmas
Chief Van House Museum
Chief Van House Museum
Chief Van House Museum

Called the "Showplace of the Cherokee Nation," this two-story classic mansion is one of the best-preserved Cherokee plantation homes. Built by James Vann in 1804, it was the first brick home within the Cherokee Nation. The mansion is decorated with beautiful hand carvings and features a remarkable floating staircase along with many fine antiques.

Feared by many and loved by few, Vann was both a hero and a rogue, and he was responsible for bringing the Moravian missionaries into the Cherokee Nation to build schools. Yet, he killed his brother-in-law in a duel, fired a pistol at dinner guests through the floor of an upstairs bedroom, and once even shot at his own mother. Vann himself was shot and killed at a local tavern in 1809. His son, Joseph, inherited the home and went on to become a Cherokee statesman. The Georgia Militia evicted Rich Joe Vann in 1835 for having unknowingly violated a new law making it illegal for Indians to hire whites.

Amenities
Facility Amenities
  • Free Parking
  • Parking on Site
Suitable for Ages
  • All Ages
Group Amenities
  • Group-Friendly
General Information
  • Family-Friendly