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.

 

Foxfire Mountaineer Festival :: October 6, 2018

Even though we are just starting to see summer on the horizon, it’s not too early to begin thinking about the Foxfire Mountaineer Festival this fall. 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. Come and join us this October!

 

Journal & Recent News

Shape Note Music in the Chapel

Shape Note Music in the Chapel

  The image of a local church nestled deep within the Appalachian Mountains, beloved by those in the community and serving as a site of local music and worship, is one of the most iconic buildings at Foxfire. As part of the NEH Challenge Grant awarded to Foxfire...

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Spring Colors!

Spring Colors!

Our first annual girl scout day was a success! Among the many demonstrators who came to share their craft with the girl scouts was our resident village weaver, Sharon Grist. Sharon did a special dye demonstration for the event that included pots of daffodils,...

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Foxfire Fellowship Program

Foxfire Fellowship Program

In order to provide more opportunities for high-school-aged students in Rabun County, Foxfire is altering its long-running magazine program. After much discussion within our organization and with our community partners (current Foxfire students, advisors, the local...

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Hours & Admission

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

Open 8:30am–4:30pm
Monday-Saturday
(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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