Northeast Georgia Mountains / Mountain City

Foxfire Museum & Heritage Center

98 Foxfire Ln.
Mountain City, GA 30562

  • Spring brings a special beauty to the Museum

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  • Artist-in-Residence Sharon Grist, The Village Weaver, has added natural dyeing to her extensive repertoire of fiber arts

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  • Guided tours of the Museum often feature a blacksmithing demonstration by curator Barry Stiles

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  • The Chapel, at the peak of the Museum's self-guided tour trail

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  • The Museum's Gift Shop features regional pottery and handicrafts, alongside the Foxfire books and other related titles

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  • The Bell Gristmill was the first building moved to the Museum in the early 1970s

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  • Foxfire's Logo, featuring the Bell Grist Mill

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  • Foxfire's brochure available for download at

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  • Fall is usually spectacular on the slopes of Black Rock Mountain

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Find cabins, tools, trades, crafts, and a look at the lifestyle of the all-but-vanished pioneer culture of the Southern Appalachian mountains. When The Foxfire Book became a national phenomenon, Foxfire students purchased land and created a physical presence in the community. Experience the simple, functional interior of a single-room 1820s log home that raised three generations of 10 children each. Look over a 1790s "tar grinder" wagon, the only one in the world documented to have been used in the Trail of Tears. Visit the replica log chapel, the authentic gristmill, and the rest of the museum's 20 cabins. Stop at the gift shop, where all of Foxfire's books are available for purchase, along with related books and a variety of regional handmade crafts, including pottery, soaps, woodcrafts and textile goods. (For a more in-depth experience, groups of six or more are invited to schedule guided tours. Contact Barry Stiles at 706-746-5828 or [email protected])

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Monday: 8:30AM - 4:30PM
    Tuesday: 8:30AM - 4:30PM
    Wednesday: 8:30AM - 4:30PM
    Thursday: 8:30AM - 4:30PM
    Friday: 8:30AM - 4:30PM
    Saturday: 8:30AM - 4:30PM

    Admission & Fees

    Ages 11-18 $6

    Ages 19-61 $8

    Ages 6 & Under Free

    Ages 62 and up $7

    Ages 7-10 $3




    Military Discount

    Facility Amenities

    Bus / Motorcoach Parking on Site

    Free Parking

    Gift Shop

    Maps & Brochures Available

    Parking on Site

    Public Restrooms

    Self-guided Tours

    General Information


    Handicapped Accessible (Limited)

    Open Year 'Round

    Outdoor Location

    Group Amenities



    Near Interstate Highway



    Payment Options



    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages