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

Christmas by Candlelight
Friday, Dec 11, 2015 - Saturday, Dec 12, 2015 5 PM - 9 PM

Coffee with a Ranger
Saturday, Dec 19, 2015 10 AM - 11 AM

Stitching Time
Saturday, Dec 19, 2015 11 AM - 12 PM

Gingerbread: Misunderstood Winter Delicacy
Saturday, Dec 19, 2015 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

82 Ga. Highway 225 N
Chatsworth, GA 30705

GPS Coordinates:
N 34.763937 | W -084.822056

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

(706) 695-2598

Free Mobile App! eNews GeorgiaAmerica's State Parks