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The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center

The Foxfire Museum & Heritage Center brings the Appalachian pioneers’ story to life in a thrilling, hands-on experience less than two hours’ drive from Atlanta, Asheville, Greenville and Knoxville. Students invested royalties from The Foxfire Book to establish this extraordinary facility as a living legacy of the people whose lives and stories they chronicle and cherish.

The Land at Foxfire comprises over 106 acres on which students have relocated 10 authentic pioneer log cabins and built more than a dozen other structures from period materials, following traditional methods of construction. The property is filled with artifacts, tools, and handcrafted housewares, toys and folk art, providing a glimpse into the lives of the people who tamed and thrived in the Appalachian wilderness more than 180 years ago.  The Foxfire archive, stored on The Land and at University of Georgia’s Russell Library, features personal recollections of “old timers” from Rabun County as well as the only known recordings of certain Appalachian dialects.