LOCATION: Chatsworth, GA.
"Showplace of the Cherokee Nation" tells the world about the
home of one of the richest men in the Western Hemisphere at the dawn
of the 19th century, an intemperate mixed-blood trader named James Vann,
and his family. They were an instrumental force in the Cherokee Renaissance
that occurred between 1792 and 1828, allowing Christian missionaries
to teach the Cherokee children.
In 1819 President James Monroe spent a night in the
home, then owned by 19-year old Joseph Vann.
The Federal-style home has been beautifully restored
with authentic colors and period furniture, an a museum has recently
Highlight: The cantilevered staircase
that still shows the spot where the Georgia Guard tried to smoke out
Time: Allow two hours for your visit.