Discover Foxfire!

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!

Heritage Skills Classes 2022

Explore Appalachian crafts and trades when you take a heritage skill class at the Foxfire Museum. Take classes to learn crafts like needle felting or flintknapping, or expand your culinary skills in our wood stove cooking workshop. Discover the many classes offered at the museum and reserve your spot by clicking the link below!

 

 

 

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

Cooking with Fire

Cooking with Fire

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...

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It Still Lives, Season 4 Episode 4: The Snowbird Day School

It Still Lives, Season 4 Episode 4: The Snowbird Day School

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...

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Dyed in the Wool: Finding Colors in Nature

Dyed in the Wool: Finding Colors in Nature

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...

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Admission

Adults (19+): $10

Seniors (62+): $8

Students (11-18): $6

Youth (7-10): $3

Kids 6 and under: free

Spring Hours

Monday through Saturday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Sunday 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm