Things To Know Before You Come
As you travel along the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail . . .
Ask permission before going on private land. Please respect your hosts' hospitality when you visit their sites. Leave everything as you find it. Obey signs, use designated parking areas, and limit your stay to the time necessary to appreciate the site. Don't use metal-detectors, dig at sites, collect artifacts, or remove anything. Some sites contain burials; please respect these sacred places. Many portions of the historic routes are on road rights-of-way.
Did You Know?
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.