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.

Holiday Hours

To allow our staff time with family and friends, we will have adjusted hours this holiday season.

Thanksgiving Week

Wednesday, November 21 and Thursday, November 22: Closed   Regular hours resume Friday, November 23 (8:30 am-4:30 pm)

Christmas and New Year’s
We will be closed Sunday, December 22 through Tuesday, January 1. We will re-open on Wednesday, January 2. 


Journal & Recent News

In Memoriam: Max Woody

In Memoriam: Max Woody

Foxfire lost a member of our family last week. Max Woody was prominently featured in Foxfire 10 for his skills as a master chair maker, and also made appearances in Foxfire 11 and Foxfire 12. He instantly became a favorite of the students and staff here – he was...

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Christmas Crafts: Cinnamon Dough Ornaments

Christmas Crafts: Cinnamon Dough Ornaments

Christmas is only a week away! Time to start creating that cozy holiday atmosphere. What better way to do that than with these cinnamon dough ornaments, which will fill your home with a warm, spicy scent. Dough ornaments are a long-standing tradition in the mountains;...

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Toppin’ the Tree: Rustic Christmas Star

Toppin’ the Tree: Rustic Christmas Star

Another handmade decoration for your rustic Christmas tree! In Appalachia, trees were decorated with things made from easily-accessible resources, such as popcorn garland, scraps of fabric, or things found in nature, like pine cones. As Foxfire contact Hubert Hooper...

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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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