• 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 the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail

Thousands of Cherokee people lost their lives during their forced removal from their homelands in the Southeast to the Indian Territory (Oklahoma) in the late 1830s. Road conditions, illness, and miserable weather conditions all took their toll on the Trail of Tears, now a National Historic Trail.