Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
Chief Vann House Historic Site

Open Thursday through Sunday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

During the 1790s, James Vann became a Cherokee Indian leader and wealthy businessman.  He established the largest and most prosperous plantation in the Cherokee Nation, covering 1,000 acres of what is now Murray County. In 1804 he completed construction of a beautiful 2 ½-story brick home that was the most elegant in the Cherokee Nation. After Vann was murdered in 1809, his son Joseph inherited the mansion and plantation. Joseph was also a Cherokee leader and became even more wealthy than his father.

In the 1830s almost the entire Cherokee Nation was forced west by state and federal troops on the infamous Trail of Tears. The Vann family lost their elegant home, rebuilding in the Cherokee Territory of Oklahoma. Today the Vann House survives as Georgia’s best-preserved historic Cherokee Indian home. A guided tour allows visitors to see the house which features beautiful hand carvings, a remarkable “floating” staircase, a 12-foot mantle and fine antiques.
   Chief Vann House State Historic Site Business Plan


GPS Coordinates:
N 34.763937 | W -084.822056

Located 3 miles west of Chatsworth at the intersection of Ga. Hwys. 225 and 52-A.

82 Ga. Highway 225 N
Chatsworth, GA 30705
Murray County



Coffee with a Ranger
Saturday, Nov 28, 2015 10 AM to 11 AM
Saturday, Dec 19, 2015 10 AM to 11 AM
Presenter/Location: Chief Vann House Historic Site
Join an AmeriCorps Ranger for a coffee to warm you up for your tour of the Vann House! Free with regular admission.  $5.50 - $6.50 770-975-4151.
Stitching Time
Saturday, Nov 28, 2015 11 AM to 12 PM
Saturday, Dec 19, 2015 11 AM to 12 PM
Presenter/Location: Chief Vann House Historic Site
Learn the ways of our ancestors in crafting these beautiful works of art. Bring the whole family to Chief Vann House for this AmeriCorps event. Program is free with regular park admission. Questions? Email us at  $5.50 - $6.50 770-975-4151.
Christmas by Candlelight
Friday, Dec 11, 2015 until Saturday, Dec 12, 2015 5 PM to 9 PM
Presenter/Location: Chief Vann House Historic Site
In 1805, Cherokee Chief James Vann opened his new brick mansion to the Moravian missionaries to hold one of the first Christmas celebrations in the Cherokee Nation...  $5.50 - $6.50 706-695-2598.
Gingerbread: Misunderstood Winter Delicacy
Saturday, Dec 19, 2015 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Presenter/Location: Chief Vann House Historic Site
Gingerbread has been a winter European favorite for centuries. Decorate a gingerbread cookie with a ranger and find out what this delicious treat has in common with Chief Vann House. Children must be accompanied by an adult.  $5.50 - $6.50 706-695-2598.
Mr. Jeff Stancil
706-695-2598  Site Superintendant, Chief Vann House Historic Site

Julia N. Autry
706-695-2598  Chief Vann House

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