Plan Your Visit
The Trail of Tears National Historic Trail passes through the present-day states of Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, and Tennessee. Due to the trail's length, you may decide to travel its entirety or just one or two sites. Take time to plan your trip to meet your needs. View the brochure and maps to learn more about the locations of Trail of Tears sites.
Further Trip Planning
Travel and tourism information is available by phone or on the Internet at the websites listed below.
Alabama Bureau of Tourism and Travel 800-252-2262
Southern Illinois Tourism Council 800-342-3100
North Carolina Travel and Tourism 800-847-4862
Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department 800-652-6552
Did You Know?
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.