Hike through history at our Appalachian Village made up of over 20 historic log structures, each home to various artifacts representative of life in the mountains. Discover all that the spacious outdoor museum offers, including a half-mile walking trail and ample space to social distance. Put on your walking shoes and come for a visit!
calling local high school students
The Foxfire Summer Leadership Program is a six-week summer experience for high school students that promotes skills to succeed in post-secondary education. Students will receive hands-on training in journalism, writing, audio/visual technologies, historical crafts, and so much more! The leadership program is a paid experience for up to 12 Rabun County students*. Students will have the opportunity to work on magazine publication and other projects that align with the team’s interests.
*Students must be permanent residents of Rabun County, Georgia
Hands On History
Get hands on with history by visiting one of our on-site demonstrators! From weaving to blacksmithing, these talented individuals bring the past to life. Learn about the role these crafts played in everyday life, and how they’ve been adapted to the modern era.
Join the Foxfire Family
We rely on folks just like you for support of our education and preservation efforts. It’s through the generous gifts of our members and donors that Foxfire has maintained its mission for over 50 years! Thanks to our extended Foxfire family, we have supported local youth through our student enrichment programs, preserved Southern Appalachian culture with community-based cultural preservation projects, and maintained our 106-acre museum and heritage center for the public to enjoy. Now you can join these efforts and more by donating to Foxfire, becoming a member, or both!
Books, Magazines, Handmade Soaps & more!
Check out our online museum store for Foxfire books, magazines, locally-made goods, and more! Delve into over 50 years of Appalachian culture and heritage through our publications, support Foxfire artisans by purchasing traditionally-made products, or show your love of Foxfire with a t-shirt, sticker, and other Foxfire-branded goods.
Journal & Recent News
This year, Foxfire launched it's first series of classes on how to cook with a wood-fired stove. These workshops are held in the Phillips Cabin, a log structure originally built around 1860 and renovated in 2017. Last summer, the museum received a donation of a 1931...
Several months back, Foxfire staff members met with Dr. Trey Adcock (Cherokee Nation) and Gilliam Jackson (Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians) to learn about their work in the Snowbird Community, near Robbinsville, North Carolina. Read the transcript here. Dr. Trey...
With our upcoming Community Dye Days, starting monthly on April 23rd, we're taking a look at the different ways you can dye with wild plants right here in the mountains! Adapted from Foxfire, Summer-Fall 1972. original article by Karen Cox Before clothing was...