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

Campfire Tales
Saturday, Feb 13, 2016 11 AM - 12 PM

Archery at New Echota
Saturday Every Other Week from Feb 13, 2016 until Feb. 27, 2016 1 PM - 4 PM

Cherokee Hidden Gems-the other half of Echota
Saturday, Apr 30, 2016 9 AM - 11 PM

Help make New Echota's Flowers Grow
Saturday, Apr 30, 2016 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Imagination Playground
Saturday, Apr 30, 2016 12 PM - 4 PM

Perplexed by Pollinators?
Saturday, Apr 30, 2016 1 PM - 2 PM
Saturday, Apr 30, 2016 1 PM - 2 PM

How to make the Honey
Saturday, Apr 30, 2016 2 PM - 3 PM

Clicks in the Night, a Batty Experience
Saturday, Apr 30, 2016 3 PM - 4 PM

Earth's Heritage of Seeds
Saturday, Apr 30, 2016 4 PM - 5 PM

1211 Chatsworth Hwy NE
Calhoun, GA 30701

GPS Coordinates:
N 34.540433 | W -084.910033

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

(706) 624-1321

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