Funk Heritage Center of Reinhardt University

7300 Reinhardt Circle, Waleska, GA 30183 - United States





The museum is located on the campus or Reinhardt University. Visitors will see an award-winning film on the Southeastern Indians, visit the Hall of the Ancients where 12,000 years of Native American life is depicted through dioramas and artifacts. An art gallery features works by Native American artists and a one-of-a-kind gallery of historic hand tools includes tools from over 100 different crafts. The museum was designated as “Georgia’s Official Frontier and Southeastern Indian Interpretive Center” by the Georgia Legislature and also the National Park Service certified the Funk Heritage Center as a Trail of Tears interpretive site. An Appalachian Settlement is located and includes 2 historic log cabins and a blacksmith shop, there is also a heritage garden.


The Hall of Ancients - Southeastern Indians
The Hall of the Ancients offers detailed historical information about the Southeastern Indians, Cherokee and Creek, who lived in Georgia.

Resistance and Resilience: The Cherokee Trail of Tears
Our newest interactive exhibit focuses on the Cherokee people who called this area home in the 18th and 19th centuries. Discover the forces at play that led to the Cherokee Removal in Georgia in 1838.

The Appalachian Settlement
The Appalachian Settlement is another major attraction on the Funk Heritage Center grounds. Designed to interpret the pioneer experience, the Appalachian Settlement includes two authentic log cabins, a blacksmith shop, pictured below, and other 19th century farm buildings that have been moved from their original locations in the area.

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