The Foxfire Vision

Foxfire is a nationally-recognized heritage preservation organization and a model for how learner-centered education enriches students and their communities and builds connections across generations.

The Foxfire Mission

Foxfire’s mission is to preserve the diverse traditions of Southern Appalachia and advance the understanding and appreciation of cultural heritage through public programs, publications, and learner-centered education.

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.

Join the Foxfire Family

We rely on folks just like you for support of our education and perservation 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!

Journal & Recent News

Woodstove Cooking Class: Custard Pie

Woodstove Cooking Class: Custard Pie

During this time of quarantine, we are bringing you simple bake-along recipes from The Foxfire Book of Appalachian Cookery that can be cooked on a woodstove, like we do here at the center, or on your home oven. In these videos, we'll give you tips and tricks for using...

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CREATE A WEAVING LOOM FROM ITEMS IN YOUR BACKYARD

CREATE A WEAVING LOOM FROM ITEMS IN YOUR BACKYARD

Need a great way to occupy your kids right now, an art project for homeschooling, or maybe even for yourself?  Part of the fun in this project is getting outside and searching for the perfect loom. You’ll want to find a sturdy forked (Y-shaped) branch for this...

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Bonus Episode: Spring Gardening

Bonus Episode: Spring Gardening

After several requests for more information about gardening, we've put together a special bonus episode on traditional heirloom gardening practices, straight from the Foxfire archives.   Transcripts: Esco Pitts EP: How old people used to garden. Well I can tell...

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Hours & Admission

Foxfire will be closed to the public until April 30, 2020
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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