• Trail of Tears artwork and trail walk

    Trail Of Tears

    National Historic Trail AL,AR,GA,IL,KY,MO,NC,OK,TN

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I obtain a map and brochure for the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail?

Trail brochures may be obtained from a number of locations, including the National Trails System office in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The Contact Us page has information for writing, emailing, or calling the office.

You can also view the brochure and maps on the Plan Your Visit page.

Did You Know?

Elkhorn Tavern at Pea Ridge, Arkansas, on Trail of Tears National Historic Trail

In 1838 U.S. Army troops under General Winfield Scott's command rounded up Cherokee people and moved them to forts in North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and Tennessee, prior to their removal west. Thirty-one forts were built for this purpose on the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail.