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.

October 6, 2018 :: 10 AM – 5 PM

The Foxfire Mountaineer Festival is a one-day celebration of the rich heritage of the Southern Appalachian mountains, featuring traditional music from numerous regional performers, showcases and demonstrations of time-honored heritage skills and trades, and all manner of traditional games and puzzles for young and old alike.

The Festival also honors the people of Southern Appalachia, represented at the event by the some of the kind folks who have shared their lives and experiences with Foxfire students since 1966, allowing their stories to be shared with the world through the pages of The Foxfire Magazine and The Foxfire Book series.

Regular admission is $5 per person with children 5 and under free. All proceeds go to The Foxfire Fund, Inc. and support our many educational programs at our museum and in our schools.


Journal & Recent News

The Science of Nature

The Science of Nature

Science was the focus on Friday, September 28, during a yarn dyeing demonstration with weaver Sharon Grist and her apprentice Amber. They had two dyes to try: yellow-orange cosmos flowers from the heritage garden at Foxfire, and black walnuts Sharon had collected....

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Foxfire Fellows 2018

Foxfire Fellows 2018

Somehow, the summer has evaporated and school has begun. With the beginning of the fall semester, our talented magazine students have left the land to return to the classroom. Over the course of eight weeks, the Foxfire Fellows conducted over 14 interviews covering...

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Summer Intern: Amelia Golcheski

Summer Intern: Amelia Golcheski

Packing for the summer, I had no idea what adventures were waiting for me in Mountain City. I’m happy to report that this summer was filled with meaningful research, writing, and lots of “other duties as assigned.” One of the joys of working at Foxfire is that there’s...

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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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