• Trail of Tears artwork and trail walk

    Trail Of Tears

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

Directions

Getting to the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail

The Trail of Tears National Historic Trail includes a wide variety of sites and organizations. Please view the site-specific directions organized by state and site at Plan Your Visit or Passport Program.

Plane

You can reach the national historic trail by flying into a number of airports, including Huntsville, Alabama; Fayetteville/Springdale and Little Rock, Arkansas; Atlanta, Georgia; Springfield/Branson and St. Louis, Missouri; Asheville, North Carolina; Tulsa, Oklahoma; and Knoxville, Nashville, and Memphis, Tennesee. Trail-related sites can be reached from these cities.

Car

You can reach most trail sites by auto. Some sites are along unpaved roads or along river corridors. Keep a look out for the auto route signs.

Bus

Commercial bus service is available to many cities and towns along the trail. Check local guide books and Internet sources.

Did You Know?

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

The Trail of Tears National Historic Trail is one of 19 national historic trails in the National Trail System, which also contains national scenic and recreational trails.