Funk Heritage Center of Reinhardt University


7300 Reinhardt Cir.
Waleska GA 30183


  • Adult: $7.00
  • Senior over 65 years: $6.50
  • Active Duty Military with ID card: $0.00
  • Under 18: $5.00

Hours of Operation

  • Tuesday : 9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Wednesday : 9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Thursday : 9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Friday : 9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Saturday : 10:00am - 4:00pm
Funk Heritage Center of Reinhardt University
Gallery of Historic Tools
Hall of the Ancients
Diorama in Hall of the Ancients
Rogers Contemporary Native American Art Gallery
Native American Petroglyph
1840's log cabin in Settlement
Diorama of Historic period
An example of basket art located in the Rogers Art Gallery
Longhouse - Enter the museum
The Center is a certified National Park Service Trail of Tears interpretive site.
A visitor studies artifacts from Archaic, Woodland, Mississippi and Historic period.
History Beneath Our Feet and explains a 1995 Cherokee County excavation and artifacts found there.

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 region's Southeastern Indians and Appalachian settlers. 

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. The Buffington Gallery holds the exhibit Resistance & Resilience: The Cherokee Trail of Tears. 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 to the Appalachian Settlement located behind the museum facility. Two historic log cabins are open for special events only. Visit the museum gift shop for unique items. Picnic tables are available on the grounds.

Facility Amenities
  • Free Parking
  • Parking on Site
  • Public Restrooms
  • Self-guided Tours
  • Maps & Brochures Available
Special Tags
  • Film
Suitable for Ages
  • All Ages
Group Amenities
  • Group-Friendly
General Information
  • Family-Friendly
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