Northeast Georgia Mountains / Mountain City

Foxfire Museum & Heritage Center

98 Foxfire Ln
Mountain City, GA 30562

706-746-5828
  • Spring brings a special beauty to the Museum

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

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  • Foxfire's Logo, featuring the Bell Grist Mill

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

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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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  • Foxfire's brochure available for download at www.foxfire.org

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

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

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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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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 curator@foxfire.org.)

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 & up $6.00

    Ages 6 & Under Free

    Ages 7-10 $3.00

    Senior Rate, Age 62+ $5.00

    Discounts

    AAA, AARP, 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

    Family-friendly, Handicapped Accessible (Limited) , Open Year 'Round, Outdoor Location

    Group Amenities

    Group-friendly, Motorcoach-friendly

    Near Interstate Highway

    85, 985

    Payment Options

    Mastercard, Visa

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages

Events

  • Children's Heritage Day at Foxfire

    Children's Heritage Day at Foxfire

    07/12/2014 - 08/09/2014

    Each Children's Heritage Day event consists of a series of hands-on workshops, during which participants will see demonstrations of traditional skills and learn basic practices and tool use to create their own unique souvenirs to take home. The day also includes old-timey games, storytelling, and/or other activities as time allows.

    The activities, for ages 8-18, for all 2014 dates (see website for dates) include blacksmithing, rope-making, animal-tracking, candle-dipping, folk art pain... read more