In April, a special presentation of the Civil War History Tour is planned to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War. The tour includes a visit to historic Capitol Square in Tahlequah, Okla., to learn about the town’s destruction by Confederate troops. Guests will also visit the Murrell Home, an antebellum home that survived the fires of the Civil War. Visitors will explore Fort Gibson Historic Site, which changed hands several times between the states. And guests will stop at Honey Springs Battle site, a turning point in the Civil War and the largest battle fought between the states in Indian Territory.
The Cherokee Nation Cultural Tourism Group finished the previous season on a high note with multiple honors including the Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department’s “Tourism Organization of the Year” and “Outstanding New Attraction” Merit Awards. In addition, the program received awards from The Association for Women in Communications, The 31st Annual Telly Awards and The Oklahoma Historical Society among others.
The Cherokee Nation Cultural Tourism program will be presenting its four award-winning tours throughout the 2011 season including the Cherokee History Tour, Will Rogers History Tour, Civil War History Tour and Cherokee Old Settler Tour featuring authentic cultural sites and historic locations. Please be aware that the 2011 four cultural tours pricing is tiered and subject to a tribal tax that includes adults, seniors, and children ages 4-11 and 3 and younger.
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