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Visit the Trail

Located at the National Park Service web site, the​ "Places to Go" page provides a partial listing of the official certified sites along the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail. The National Park Service certifies properties associated with the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail, including historic properties, trail segments, and interpretive centers. Each site listing has information about that individual site, with hyperlinks to those sites' web pages that have one.

Under the provisions of the National Trails System Act, trail sites and segments on non-federal land become part of the national historic trail only if the owner asks that their property be certified by the National Park Service. Certification is accomplished by a simple written agreement between the owner/manager and the National Trails System Office - Santa Fe in which both agree to cooperate to protect trail resources and to make the trail site or segment available for some degree of public use. Certification agreements are completely voluntary. Certified sites may display the official Trail of Tears National Historic Trail logo and are eligible for financial assistance and technical assistance from the National Park Service for resource management and protection, visitor use development, and interpretation.

Click here to view the "Places to Go" section of the NPS website.

Below is a full list of certified sites.

Certified Sites

  • Andrew Ross House, AL
  • Arcadia Valley Campground, MO
  • Audubon Acres, TN
  • Berry’s Ferry and John Berry Homesite, KY
  • Big Spring, KY
  • Brainerd Mission Cemetery, TN
  • Browns Ferry Tavern, TN
  • Campground Cemetery, IL
  • Cedartown Cherokee Removal Camp, GA
  • Chattanooga Regional History Museum,TN
  • Cherokee County Historical Museum, NC
  • Cherokee Heritage Center, OK
  • Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home, GA
  • City of North Little Rock Riverfront Park, AR
  • Columbus-Belmont State Park, KY
  • Crabb-Abbot Farm, IL
  • Crider Tavern Complex, KY
  • David Crockett State Park Trail Segment, TN
  • Delta Cultural Center, AR
  • Fitzgerald Station and Farmstead, AR
  • Fort Gibson, OK
  • Fort Payne Cabin Site, AL
  • Funk Heritage Center, GA
  • Green County Trail Segments, MO
  • Golconda Riverfront, IL
  • Gray’s Inn, KY
  • Hair Conrad Cabin, TN
  • The Hermitage, TN
  • Historic Road from Ross to Ridge’s, GA
  • Hiwassee River Heritage Center, TN
  • James Brown Cherokee Plantation, TN
  • Jentel Farm Trail Segment, IL
  • John Martin House, TN
  • John Ross House, GA
  • Junaluska Memorial and Museum, NC
  • Lake Dardanelle State Park, AR
  • La Petite Roche, AR
  • Laughlin Park, MO
  • Mantle Rock, KY
  • Maramec Spring Park/Massey Iron Works, MO
  • McGinnis Cemetery Trail Segment, IL
  • Mount Nebo State Park, AR
  • Murrell Home, OK
  • Museum of the Cherokee Indian, NC
  • New Echota State Historic Site, GA
  • Petit Jean State Park, AR
  • Pinnacle Mountain State Park, AR
  • Port Royal State Park, TN
  • Radford Farm, KY
  • Red Clay State Historic Area, TN
  • Rockdale Plantation/George Adair Home, GA
  • Running Waters, John Ridge Home, GA
  • Sequoyah Birthplace Museum, TN
  • Snelson-Brinker Cabin, MO
  • Star City Ranch Trail Segment, MO
  • Tennessee River Museum, TN
  • Toler Farm Trail Segment, IL
  • Trail of Tears Commemorative Park, KY
  • Trail of Tears State Park, MO
  • Trail of Tears State Forest, IL
  • Tuscumbia Landing, AL
  • Vann Cherokee Cabin, GA
  • Vann House Historic Site, GA
  • Village Creek State Park, AR
  • Wagner Farm Trail Segment, IL
  • Wayside Store and Bridges Tavern Site, IL
  • Waterloo Landing, AL
  • Willstown Mission Cemetery, AL

Federal Protection Components and Interpretive Sites

  • Arkansas Post National Memorial, AR
  • Cadron Settlement Park, AR
  • Cherokee Memorial Park, Blythe Ferry, TN
  • Fort Smith National Historic Site, AR
  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
  • Mark Twain National Forest, MO
  • Mocassin Bend, TN
  • Pea Ridge National Military Park, AR
  • Shawnee National Forest, MO
  • Stones River National Battlefield, TN