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.




Heritage Day :: June 22nd

Join us Saturday, June 22nd on The Land from 9 am until 4 pm for a day of traditional arts, folk crafts, food, and fun! This is our largest onsite demonstration day of the year, with over twenty active traditional artists and craftspeople exhibiting and demonstrating heritage skills such as blacksmithing, broom making, weaving, wool spinning, soap making, open hearth and wood stove cooking, bark basket making, and much more. We will also have a number of hands-on activities to give you a taste of some of the skills on display.

Adults 18 and up are $10, kids 17 and under are $5. Early Bird Adult Tickets through the link below are just $8.

We hope to see you there!






Journal & Recent News

It Still Lives: Season 1, Episode 3

It Still Lives: Season 1, Episode 3

Hosts Kami Ahrens and TJ Smith introduce you to Aunt Arie Carpenter, one of Foxfire's most visited contacts. This episode features clips from the first recorded interview at Arie's house in North Carolina. During the three-hour-long interview, Aunt Arie covered topics...

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Spring Intern: Chelsea Flowers

Spring Intern: Chelsea Flowers

As we say goodbye to yet another intern, we asked our spring intern Chelsea Flowers to sum up her experiences at Foxfire.  I feel like I just got here! The reality is, it’s been four months and change since I headed west from the Piedmont of North Carolina in...

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Foxfire In Time

Foxfire In Time

As our 53rd year of the Foxfire  high school magazine program rapidly approaches, we find ourselves looking back at all the organization has accomplished! This timeline provides a cursory, yet comprehensive look at Foxfire's past--from its very beginning in 1966 up to...

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Hours & Admission

Guided Tours on Request. Call 706-746-5828.

Open 8:30am–4:30pm
(closed Sundays)

Admission is $8.00
$6 for ages 11 to 18,
$3.00 for ages 7-10,
6 & under get in free.


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