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?
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.