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The C.H. Nash Museum at Chucalissa

1987 Indian Village Dr, Memphis, TN 38109-3005
+1 901-785-3160
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Get away from the city for a little Native American History

I'd passed through Memphis last summer as I made the drive from Albuquerque to Atlanta. After... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2018
Dez P
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Smyrna, Georgia
Excellent Field Trip

A big thanks to Emily and crew! Our students enjoyed all of the activities- crafts, handling the... read more

Reviewed 16 November 2017
HRHORCH
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Memphis, Tennessee
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A museum on the cultural history of the Native American tribes who lived in the Mississippi River Valley from 900-1600 AD.
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1987 Indian Village Dr, Memphis, TN 38109-3005
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+1 901-785-3160
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

I'd passed through Memphis last summer as I made the drive from Albuquerque to Atlanta. After taking in so much Native American history in New Mexico, I regretted not having time during my cross-country drive to check out Chucalissa and made it my business to...More

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Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

A big thanks to Emily and crew! Our students enjoyed all of the activities- crafts, handling the artifacts in the lab- the scavenger hunt- and exploring the grounds. We appreciated you providing Spanish copies of the walking tour description. I’m glad my students experienced the...More

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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Guns, Germs and Steel embodied in Chucalissa. Death from European diseases is defined. Village life is expertly explained and illustrated.

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Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Smallish but very interesting museum and archaeological site on early Native American communities in Memphis. Also includes exhibits on local African American life. There are also educational exhibits on the science of archaeology itself, with activities for children. Very cool.

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Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

A small museum about the early native settlers from the Choctaw Indians. Reasonably well designed displays with some neat artifacts. Get free entry if you stay at the nearby TO Fuller State Park campground otherwise it's $5.

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Reviewed 10 July 2017

It is small but has some cool things to look at. They have a video they show you and then you have some exhibits as well as an outside area.

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Reviewed 19 May 2017

The archaeological site of Chucalissa, a Mississippian Mound complex, was discovered in the late 1930 when the CCC was working to turn the area into a park. Your visit begins with a short film outlining the history of the area. There is also a small...More

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Reviewed 23 April 2017

Friendly folks working there. the entire area is dog friendly. We always travel with our dog, so this was a great find. Learned a lot and enjoyed it very much.

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Reviewed 14 October 2016

The film presentation was good. The museum exhibits are some exceptionally done miniatures, but some of them are coming apart and need some attention. They had a case at the front that required you slide the drawers out to see the exhibits, the drawers were...More

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Reviewed 24 March 2016

My Mother-in-law , Son and I decided to visit on our way out of town. The museum though small was quite interesting. However, unlike another Indian Village in Ark. from the same time period there wasn't much to look at here. There were signs talking...More

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