Chieftains Museum- Major Ridge Home
- Address: 501 Riverside Pkwy NE, Rome, GA 30161, USA, United States
- Tags: Family And Kids, Specialty Museums
Built around a log house of 1792. Major Ridge home or Chieftains Museum is the former home of Cherokee leader Major Ridge. This two-story white frame house is now a historic house museum designated as an official site on "Cherokee Trail of Tears National Historic Trail” by the National Park Service. The exhibits of this museum provide insightful information about Cherokee life and culture during the 19th century and Major Ridge.
Chieftains Museum- Major Ridge Home Reviews & Ratings
My girlfriend should really answer these questions as she has a great funness for small local museums. For myself I will say that I enjoyed learning about the local history and the history of the building in grounds and was really glad that I had gone.
Beautiful piece of history. Well maintained with beautiful grounds and friendly staff.
The Chieftains has to be one of the oldest buildings in Rome. The museum is nice and informative but don't expect it to be very large. It fits in well with New Echota and the Chief Vann House. You really should see all three to get a complete picture of life in NW Ga before the land lottery and the forced removal of the Cherokee people. Go see it if you haven't already been.
Interesting museum. Well worth a visit when in Rome GA.
This is a beautiful pre-Cival War home once owned by a Native American. Loads of interesting Southern history to soak up. Contains standard explanatory and interpretive posters.