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9:00 am -5:00 pm

Adults $3.00
Children $1.00

(828) 837-6792 

87 Peachtree St.
Murphy, NC 28906 

Next to the Cherokee County Courthouse

Department Head
Wanda Stalcup, Director

We have reprinted "Our Heritage" by Margaret Walker Freel. The cost is $30.00 plus $7.00 S&H.

Featuring history of Cherokee County, the Museum has more than 2000 authentic artifacts of the Cherokee Indians on display including the following items:

  • Arrowheads
  • Pottery
  • Pipes
  • Game stones
  • Bowls
  • Axes
  • Celts
  • Houseware items
  • Tools from early settlers.

Along with a mineral collection we have the following items in abundance:

  • Fairy crosses
  • Marble (Staurolite)
  • Mica
  • Talc
  • Rubies
  • Amethyst
  • Quartz crystal

The museum reflects the life of the Cherokee Indian during the time of the Cherokee Nation before their removal along the "Trail of Tears" to Oklahoma.

Also featured is a collection of more than 800 dolls, the oldest doll dating back around 1865. The following dolls are in our collection:

  • Princess Diana
  • Princess Grace
  • John Wayne
  • Shirley Temple
  • Fred Astaire
  • Scarlet O'Hara
  • Dolly Parton
  • Elvis Presley
  • and many more

In genealogy and local history the Museum has published four books: (Prices include tax & $7.00 S&H)

  • Marble and Log $28.00 (History & architecture of the county)
  • A Pictorial History of Cherokee County $33.00
  • Cherokee County Heritage Volume III $72.00
  • Cherokee County Heritage Volume II $72.00

An elevator and a handicap bathroom are available for those who may need it.

Last updated: 7/2/2012 3:12:14 PM