Foxfire Museum & Heritage Center

Location

98 Foxfire Ln.
Mountain City GA 30562

Rates

  • Ages 19-61: $8
  • Ages 7-10: $3
  • Ages 6 & Under: $0.00
  • Ages 11-18: $6
  • Ages 62 and up: $7

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

Social

Spring brings a special beauty to the Museum
The Chapel, at the peak of the Museum's self-guided tour trail
The Bell Gristmill was the first building moved to the Museum in the early 1970s
Fall is usually spectacular on the slopes of Black Rock Mountain
Artist-in-Residence Sharon Grist, The Village Weaver, has added natural dyeing to her extensive repertoire of fiber arts
Guided tours of the Museum often feature a blacksmithing demonstration by curator Barry Stiles
The Museum's Gift Shop features regional pottery and handicrafts, alongside the Foxfire books and other related titles
Foxfire's Logo, featuring the Bell Grist Mill
Foxfire's brochure available for download at www.foxfire.org

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.)

Amenities
Discounts
  • Military Discount
Facility Amenities
  • Free Parking
  • Parking on Site
  • Gift Shop
  • Public Restrooms
  • Self-guided Tours
  • Maps & Brochures Available
Near Interstate Highway
  • 85
  • 985
Payment Options
  • American Express
  • MasterCard
  • Discover
  • Visa
Suitable for Ages
  • All Ages
Group Amenities
  • Group-Friendly
General Information
  • Family-Friendly
  • Handicapped Accessible (Limited)
  • Open Year 'Round
  • Outdoor Location