Education Tours

There’s nothing like seeing a child’s eyes light up when they learn something new. Cherokee Nation is proud to play a role in sharing Cherokee history and culture with the next generation.

Our highly successful Education Tour Grant Program is for elementary, middle school and high school students throughout Oklahoma and surrounding areas. They are available at a reduced rate of $10​ per student, with one free adult per every 10 paid students.

Our three tour options include the following:

Cherokee History Tour

An enriching exploration of the capital city of the Cherokee Nation – Tahlequah, Oklahoma. The tour allows students to experience several historic museums, as well as Hunter’s Home, the only surviving antebellum plantation home in Oklahoma. And they will love a trip to the amazing Ancient Village.

Cherokee Civil War Tour

A wonderful educational tour of historic Downtown Tahlequah Capitol Square, including the new Cherokee National History Museum. Students will also visit historic Hunter’s Home in Park Hill. And at the Fort Gibson Historic Site, they will learn all about the colorful history of the site during the Civil War.

Will Rogers History Tour

A celebration of the life and work of "Oklahoma’s favorite son" and world-famous Cherokee, Will Rogers. Students will learn about everything from his Cherokee roots in Indian Territory to his days as a Hollywood actor and famed political speaker. And they’ll get to experience Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore, along with Rogers’ birthplace at Dog Iron Ranch in Oologah.