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 Places To Go or Passport Program.
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.
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.
Commercial bus service is available to many cities and towns along the trail. Check local guide books and Internet sources.