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Museum of the Cherokee
in South Carolina

Dignitaries and special guests gather at the ribbon cutting of the Museum of the Cherokee in South Carolina, the only Native American Museum in the state of South Carolina.

Visitors to the Museum view Native American artifacts and other special exhibits at the Museum.

Located across from the County Court House in Walhalla, the Museum is open to the public on Saturday from 10am to 2pm.

Additional exhibits will be on view as display cases are installed.

Funded through grants and donations, the Museum has been under construction for several years. Efforts of numerous volunteers have made this dream a reality. For more information, to volunteer and/or to support this project, contact Luther Lyle, director and curator by emailing:

Mack McAlister, representing the Chickasaw Tribe from the SC Low Country presented Native American artifacts to Luther Lyle, director and curator, for the Museum of the Cherokee, including clay pots believed to be hundreds of years old.


Cherokee Heritage in Oconee County
Orientation Video

Oconee Town Acquisition Celebration

SC State Senator, Thomas Alexander addresses the crowd at the opening of the Museum of the Cherokee in South Carolina.

A Native American blessing dance was performed by Austin Sweat at opening ceremonies for the Museum.

May, 2014 -- Museum of the Cherokee Board of Directors celebrate the Museum's one year anniversary.

Hours of Operation:
Thursday, Friday & Saturday, 11am - 4pm

Museum of the Cherokee in South Carolina
70 Short Street, Walhalla SC 29691