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Foxfire Museum

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Address: Black Rock Mountain, Mountain City, GA 30562
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Journey back in time

Excellent journey back in time in the local Appalachian mountains. Great walking trails to different parts of the property.

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent journey back in time in the local Appalachian mountains. Great walking trails to different parts of the property.

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Thank WCUcody
Greenville, South Carolina
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Feel like you have stepped back in time as you tour these amazing hand hewn log homes, church, barns, etc. If you appreciate craftsmanship and stories of the past, you will value this trip. Lots of great souveniers in the gift shop as well.

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Thank Joni K
Hollywood, Florida
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31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Get the flavor of mountain life back in the day and walk through a realistic mountain village. The museum also has interesting reading material and gifts.

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Thank Beth F
Georgia
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106 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed January 31, 2017

We made plans to take our 90 year old uncle here for his birthday. Barry who gave us an excellent tour, was very kind, patient and informative. Our Uncle had the time of his life watching and participating with Barry in Blacksmithing. We will definately be back.

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Thank Mtnbabe235
Asheville, North Carolina
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98 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed November 10, 2016 via mobile

I read many of the Fox Fire books so it was fun to visit here. Great collection of old buildings set on beautiful wooded terrain. The weaving shop was very informative and the weaver spent time talking with us. She does beautiful work! It was a well worth the trip.

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Thank MountainMe47
Atlanta, Georgia
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389 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

This museum is located adjacent to the Black Rock Mountain State Park in Clayton, Ga. The Foxfire movement started in the 60's. The effort was to capture the ways of our ancestors and how the lived without the conveniences we have come to know. There are more than 20 authentic and replica cabins and buildings .. an 1820’s single-room log... More 

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Thank Flylowe
Atlanta, Georgia
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed October 29, 2016

Take the opportunity to stop by the museum and see a bit of the local folklore. They have a good selection of the Foxfire books on hand as well as local artisan pieces.

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Thank c27balstro
Zephyrhills, Florida
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163 reviews
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Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

What a great place to go back in time!!! The students over the years have done an excellent job in building up this little community. We spent about 1.5 hours there looking at all the buildings. Definitely wear comfortable shoes. Not a place for someone in a wheelchair or walker, lots of walking on uneven ground. Highlight of our 3... More 

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White Springs, Florida
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38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed October 17, 2016

Self-guided tour of a small turn-of-the-century mountain community. The community was put together by students to depict typical family life in the hills. Buildings were found at various sites, disassembled, carried to the Foxfire Museum site, and reassembled. Amazingly done! Some buildings were open for walkthrough during the time of our visit, but some were not. Some buildings were dedicated... More 

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Thank Pam S
Hendersonville, North Carolina
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85 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed October 13, 2016

This is a neat place, full of history and life they way it once was. Very educational and interesting, but the terrain is very rough and mountainous, so beware

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