Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
New Echota Historic Site
Open Wednesday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

New Echota is one of the most significant Cherokee Indian sites in the nation and was where the tragic “Trail of Tears” officially began.  In 1825, the Cherokee national legislature established a capital called New Echota at the headwaters of the Oostanaula River. During its short history, New Echota was the site of the first Indian language newspaper office, a court case which carried to the U.S. Supreme Court, one of the earliest experiments in national self government by an Indian tribe, the signing of a treaty which relinquished Cherokee claims to lands east of the Mississippi River, and the assembly of Indians for removal west on the infamous Trail of Tears.

Today, visitors can see 12 original and reconstructed buildings, including the Council House, Court House, Print Shop, Missionary Samuel Worcester's home, and an 1805 store, as well as outbuildings such as smoke houses, corn cribs and barns. In the visitor center, guest can purchase souvenirs, books, music, plus view interpretive exhibits and a 17-minute film.  Nature trails leads visitors to New Town Creek and a small beaver pond.
   New Echota State Historic Site Business Plan


GPS Coordinates:
N 34.540433 | W -084.910033

Located in Calhoun one mile east of I-75 exit #317 on Ga. Hwy. 225.

1211 Chatsworth Hwy NE
Calhoun, GA 30701
Gordon County



Intro to Orienteering, or How NOT to Get Lost Outside
Saturday, Nov 28, 2015 11:30 AM to 1 PM
Presenter/Location: New Echota Historic Site
Join a Ranger for a free introduction to compass orienteering. Learn to explore your wilderness safety. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.  Fee. 706-624-1321.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Play with Clay
Saturday, Nov 28, 2015 2 PM to 3 PM
Presenter/Location: New Echota Historic Site
Join a Ranger in crafting your own clay art! Experience the beauty of autumn in north Georgia while you enjoy this as part of Native American Heritage Day.  $5.50-$7.00 (5 and under free) 706-624-1321.
Painting with the Elements
Saturday, Nov 28, 2015 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Presenter/Location: New Echota Historic Site
Experience painting the way ancient peoples did, with locally harvested and handmade materials! We invite you to New Echota for this free crafting event to add color to your weekend. Free program with regular admission to site. 706-624-1321.
Introduction to Archery
Saturday, Dec 19, 2015 2 PM to 4 PM
Presenter/Location: New Echota Historic Site
Learn the basics of the age old tradition of archery. Please do not bring your own bow, as we have several. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Minimum age is 7 years old. Register at the park office the day of the event, program is free with site admission. For questions, email us at redtop...  $5.50-$7 770-975-4151.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Mr. David Gomez

Mr. David Gomez
706-624-1321  Site Mgr. II, New Echota State Historic Site

Free Mobile App! eNews GeorgiaAmerica's State Parks