Central and North Georgia Sights

New Echota State Historic Site

  • 1211 Chatsworth Hwy. Map It
  • Calhoun
  • Native American Site

Published 10/26/2015

Fodor's Review

Made up of a dozen original and reconstructed buildings, this significant historic site allows visitors to explore the capital of the Cherokee nation on the land where the city once stood. It was here that The Treaty of 1835 was signed by a small group of Cherokee leaders, setting into motion "The Trail of Tears." The only original building remaining is the Worcester House, a home and Presbyterian mission station. The Cherokee Council House and Supreme Court are reconstructions, as is the print house, where thousands of books translated in Cherokee and the weekly Cherokee Phoenix were published. Other buildings, including the 1805 Vann Tavern, were relocated to the site. A museum and film provide more insight on the rich history of the Cherokee in Georgia.

Sight Information


1211 Chatsworth Hwy., GA 225, 1 mi east of I–75, Calhoun, Georgia, 30701, United States

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Sight Details:

  • $7
  • Thurs.–Sat. 9–5

Published 10/26/2015


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