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.



Herb Day :: May 11th

Join us Saturday, May 11 from 10am until 2pm for a special event celebrating the opening of our apothecary cabin! The Phillips Cabin, which has been undergoing renovations since Fall 2017, will serve as a new interpretive space and workshop for our herbalism program, a collaboration with BotanoLogos School of Herbal Studies and other local herbalists. Sponsored by the Lee Shaver Memorial Fund, this cabin will feature an exhibit on herbalism in Southern Appalachia and two gardens with propagated wild herbs. The event will feature plant ID tours, herbal tastings, natural dye demonstrations, and more! Mark your calendars for this event you won’t want to miss!





Journal & Recent News

It Still Lives: Season 1, Episode 1

It Still Lives: Season 1, Episode 1

"It Still Lives, Part 1" Hosts Kami Ahrens and TJ Smith take you on a journey through Southern Appalachia heritage using stories, songs, and more from the Foxfire archives. This pilot episode explores storytelling and the role of folklore in the mountains. Featuring...

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Foxfire Magazine Fellowship 2019

Foxfire Magazine Fellowship 2019

It's that time again! We are now accepting applications for our summer magazine program! The Foxfire Fellowship is an eight-week, intensive fellowship for up 10 high-school-aged students living in Rabun County, with extracurricular projects throughout the academic...

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In the Loom Room

In the Loom Room

Foxfire’s resident weaver and teacher, Sharon Grist, has worked with many looms in her more than forty years of experience in the craft. This week, she sized up an especially curious piece of equipment and explained how it was acquired, speculated on its history, and...

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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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