Present-day Appalachia is a truly incredible place. Rugged wilderness surrounds, but you’re never far from the modern comforts on which you’ve come to rely. Have you ever wondered what life was like here before these amenities existed? You’ll experience this way of life first-hand at the Foxfire Museum in Mountain City, Georgia! We’ve compiled everything you need to know before visiting this hidden gem. Don’t forget to consult our complimentary North Georgia Vacation Guide for even more local recommendations!
The Foxfire Museum in Mountain City: What You Need to Know
What Is It?
The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center has served as a window into the Appalachian past since 1966! The museum’s mission is to preserve Southern Appalachian traditions and foster an appreciation for cultural heritage. In addition to several historic structures along a self-guided tour trail, the museum offers community programs, publications, and educational outreach. Come and take the tour for yourself! You’ll encounter 106 acres of 10 authentic pioneer log cabins, artifacts, tools, handcrafted housewares, toys, folk art, and more. You may even experience a blacksmith or broom-making demonstration! All of these elements combine to create an interactive glimpse into North Georgia life as it was more than 180 years ago.
Where Is It?
Discovering this hidden gem is an adventure in and of itself! You’ll find it near Black Rock Mountain in Mountain City, Georgia. The address is 98 Foxfire Lane, and you’ll want to print directions out in advance (in case you lose GPS service). The drive through the Chattahoochee National Forest is a beautiful one. You may enjoy the drive almost as much as the museum itself!
If you’re traveling from Atlanta, Greenville, Asheville, or Knoxville, the Foxfire Museum makes for an incredible day trip. Best of all? It’s only a 30-minute drive from Glen-Ella Springs Inn, the best place to stay in the area!
How Do I Prepare for My Visit?
The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center is situated atop a steep mountain lane (that you must climb on foot), so you’ll want to consider this if you have any physical limitations. Aside from that, prepare to learn lots of interesting things and enjoy your trip!
After traveling back in time at the Foxfire Museum in Mountain City, you’ll want to get a good night’s rest. There’s no better place to do just that than Glen-Ella Springs Inn in Clarkesville, Georgia! Our Select Registry bed and breakfast offers a unique combination of Southern hospitality, comfortable suites, and delicious food. You’ll love exploring our romantic gardens, channeling your inner kid on our rope swing, watching the sunset from your porch, and waking up to a complimentary gourmet breakfast. You’ll feel brand new and ready to see more of North Georgia’s pastoral beauty!