Discover the New Echota Historic Site in Calhoun Georgia -In 1825, the Cherokee national legislature established a capital called New Echota at the headwaters of the Oostanaula River.Stay and Play in GA!
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 and view interpretive exhibits and a 17-minute film.
NOTICE: Only open during Thursday through Saturday
Self-Guided TourVisitor Center and FilmGift Shop1-Mile Nature Trail Coosawattee River Fishing and Boat Ramp Bus Parking
Admission is $3.50-$5. Group rates available with advance notice.
Open Thursday-Saturday at 9 am - 5 pm. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.
Phone - Address - Location & Website
Phone 706-624-1321 - Address: 1211 Chatsworth Hwy NE, Calhoun Georgia 30701
- Located in Calhoun one mile east of I-75 exit #317 on Ga. Hwy. 225. New Echota Historic Site Website