Basic Information

GIS Data and Information
For Geographic Information System data regarding the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail, please visit the Resource Information Management page of the National Trails Intermountain Region website.

Entrance Fees:

6 cement memorials with water and trees in the background
Commemorative Cherokee pillars at Sequoyah Birthplace Museum, Vonore, Tennessee. Sequoyah (George Gist) completed an 86-character Cherokee syllabary in 1821, enabling many Cherokee to become literate.


Commemorate the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail

Essential Information for Your Trip on the Trail

The National Park Service administers the trail in partnership with the Trail of Tears Association; the Cherokee Nation; the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians; federal, state, county, and local agencies; interested groups; and private landowners. Trail sites are in private, municipal, tribal, federal, or state ownership. Please ask for permission before visiting any trail sites on private lands and check with public sites for visiting hours and regulations.

Go to Places To Go for listings by state that include site name, address, access, historical significance, onsite interpretation, and website.

Know Before You Go!

Fees & Passes

America the Beautiful Passes


Protect the Trail

To foster trail preservation, do not use metal detectors, dig at sites, collect artifacts, or remove anything. Please respect these historic places.

Last updated: July 27, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

National Trails
Trail of Tears National Historic Trail
PO Box 728

Santa Fe, NM 87504


(505) 988-6098

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