Music, dancing, art, food, history and culture are the heartbeat of this small mountain hamlet. American Indians built the Sautee Nacoochee Indian Mound, which stands today as a testament to their lasting footprint upon the land. The slave cabin on the grounds of the Sautee Nacoochee Center offers a look into a small portion of the area's heritage and culture along with the renowned Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia with functional works of art. The Stovall Covered Bridge stands as a testament to an era gone by. The Gourd Ladies at The Gourd Place mix the new with the old, sprinkling a little imagination. People often send their personal gourds from around the world to add to the collection at the International Gourd Museum. Vineyards dot the landscape, and several tasting rooms have opened to give visitors the chance to enjoy the local "fruit of the vine."