Foxfire Museum

Foxfire Museum, Mountain City: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, Foxfire Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Foxfire Museum
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Jeff P
Jacksonville, FL59 contributions
This is Worth a Visit
Apr 2021
Very good experience for kids to see how mountain folks lived in the 1800's. The craftsmanship of the log cabins is amazing, There are about 23 structures in the "village". The walking trail is hilly.
Written April 15, 2021
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Bernard
Hinesville, GA2 contributions
Great walking museum
Oct 2020 • Friends
I had a great time. The young man who was blacksmithing was very knowledgeable and was fun to watch as he worked. The museum was well laid out and was very interesting. Takes you back in time to show a more self reliant living. These are the things our kids need to learn about.
Written October 21, 2020
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Thomas D
Edgewater, FL93 contributions
Mountain Nostalgia
Sep 2020 • Couples
A look back at how things used to be. It's a walking tour and ALL uphill, coming down not so bad!! There are some craftsmen there, blacksmith, and quilters.
Written September 27, 2020
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Melinda C
Lincolnton, GA140 contributions
Interesting, well thought out
Sep 2020
If you are a fan of the Foxfire books and even if you have never heard of them- this living history museum is worth visiting. I recommend downloading the app prior to visiting. You can drive pretty close to each of the sites or if you are physically able, you can walk.
Written September 2, 2020
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Travelers31024
Eatonton, GA330 contributions
Appoalachia at its best
Aug 2020
One of the best small, working museums for mountain life and lore. This project that started in the 90s with high school studnets, has created a wonderful, realistic setting for life in the mountains bu the early pioneers. The preservation of the cabins and buildings is truly amazing. If you come to the GA mountwins, this is a must to grasp the challenges the settlers faced. It is all outdoors and good, comfortable shoes, suitable for light hiking are a must. If it is warm, bring a bottle of water. Takes about 1 1/2 hours
Written August 21, 2020
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winner12
Birmingham, AL36 contributions
What A Wonder in the Mountains!
Jul 2020
A friend had recommended Foxfire Museum and so my husband and I decided to visit it. Our GPS could not give adequate directions, but my husband used his phone to find it and direct us to the location. "Museum" to me meant a building with lots of pictures and artifacts. This is an outdoor museum with self-guided walking trails up and then down the mountain. The places visited have descriptions and some of the houses are open for closer inspection. All aspects of learning (visual, auditory, tactile, combination) are used and there is no specific time limit (just until the museum closes for the day). This is a wonderful educational trip and could be visited again and again. However, the trails are rough, so this is not suitable for strollers or walkers, or for those who are physically limited in their walking abilities.
Written July 26, 2020
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Joe O
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Awesome place to zip!!
Mar 2020 • Family
This was our families first experience in zip lining and it was perfect! Tim and Josh were great teachers and we had a fantastic experience. We are all ready to go zipping again!
Written March 21, 2020
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Robbie B
Trenton, FL36 contributions
Great off the beaten path museum
Jan 2020 • Family
We visited with our kids (5 & 7) and we had a great time. This is a self guided tour along a mountain trail that is a little steep. Sara was the person who answered our questions and was super helpful. We have a set of the Firefox books and kinda knew what Firefox was but the museum and exhibits are awesome and bring a time and region to life for this generation.
Written January 4, 2020
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BnBgal
Orlando, FL50 contributions
Small But Mighty
Nov 2019
This was a very cool stop on our vacation. There was a movie being shot, so some access was restricted, but the museum guide was helpful and told us all sorts of interesting things that made us want to come back when the weather is warmer.
Written November 25, 2019
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Lynanne L
Hiawassee, GA71 contributions
Learning Experiences of Years Past leading to Now
Oct 2019 • Couples
The museum is set in a beautiful mountain setting to remind one of why the museum was developed based on the Foxfire books and magazines. For the older generations who visit can recognize items from either their parents or grandparents that lived, used or visited with relatives that lived the life shown. For the younger generation it provides insights of how people lived and survived through producing what they needed or brought beauty into their lives. It's a Wonderful place to explore and learn of how the past impacts our present.
Written October 14, 2019
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