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.




Heritage Day :: June 22nd

Join us Saturday, June 22nd on The Land from 9 am until 4 pm for a day of traditional arts, folk crafts, food, and fun! This is our largest onsite demonstration day of the year, with over twenty active traditional artists and craftspeople exhibiting and demonstrating heritage skills such as blacksmithing, broom making, weaving, wool spinning, soap making, open hearth and wood stove cooking, bark basket making, and much more. We will also have a number of hands-on activities to give you a taste of some of the skills on display.

Adults 18 and up are $10, kids 17 and under are $5. Early Bird Adult Tickets through the link below are just $8.

We hope to see you there!






Journal & Recent News

It Still Lives: Season 1, Episode 2

It Still Lives: Season 1, Episode 2

"It Still Lives, Part 2" Hosts Kami Ahrens and TJ Smith share more content from the "It Still Lives" album off the Foxfire record. This episode explores mountain folk music, the origins of bluegrass instruments, the influence of Jean Ritchie on the popularity of the...

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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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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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