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May 14, 2013
Trail of Tears Receives 2013 Active Trails Grant from the National Park Foundation
Trail of Tears is one of 22 national park sites selected to receive a 2013 Active Trails grant from the National Park Foundation. Now in its fifth year, the Active Trails program supports hands-on projects that encourage the public to lead healthy lives by actively engaging in trail work, special events, and community activities that help restore, protect and/or create land and water trails across the country.

May 06, 2011
Trail of Tears National Historic Trail Exhibits and Signage Unveiled in Georgia
Unveiling ceremonies were held on April 12, 2011, for the first set of exhibits to tell the story of Cherokee removal camps along the Trail of Tears.

September 22, 2010
Unveiling Ceremonies at Mantle Rock Preserve, Livingston County, Kentucky, and Pope County Illinois
National Trails Intermountain Region staff representing the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail worked with partners to create a Trail of Tears retracement hiking trail, signage and exhibits, which were unveiled on September 22, 2010.

Did You Know?

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

Much of the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail is on waterways. People were moved onto boats and traveled along the Mississippi River, and then disembarked and walked.