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Southern Highland Craft Guild Folk Art Center

Milepost 382, Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville, NC 28805
+1 828-298-7928
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This is a must-see on any trip to this area of North Carolina. I remember stopping by this center... read more

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Elizabeth K
Columbus, Georgia
Good Parkway stop

Great place to buy locally made handicrafts and also see historical,displays of the craft history... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Oxford, Pennsylvania
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Traditional and contemporary Southern Appalachian crafts, including century-old pieces, are displayed in this folk art center, which also houses the first craft shop in the U.S.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Milepost 382, Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville, NC 28805
+1 828-298-7928
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a must-see on any trip to this area of North Carolina. I remember stopping by this center as a child on a family vacation. It was as enjoyable then as it was in the present. I love the live demonstrations that greet you...More

Thank Elizabeth K
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great place to buy locally made handicrafts and also see historical,displays of the craft history of the region

Thank MBrumbley
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The museum part combines beautiful displays of furniture, glass, ceramics, woven material and art with a bit of history. The gift shop has an excellent selection of the same. Free parking and admission and easy access from Asheville. I would rate this as a must...More

Thank steve r
Reviewed 5 days ago

We stopped to take a quick look, and were here for over an hour, and left with 3 handmade purchases. I love craftsman made articles, and this place had it all, and at reasonable prices. Be sure to stop here! And inside is one of...More

Thank Nancy T
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you are traveling on the Blue Ridge Parkway, this is a nice little stop and picnic area. Those of you who love art, especially folk art, this would be a good stop for you. There is a little museum with artist who are members...More

Thank shan91402
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a definite stop "must see" for out of town guests. You see such a variety of lovely, museum quality products.

Thank gchaley
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was my third visit to the Southern Highland Craft Guild Folk Art Center. It is better every time with one of a kind items that are carefully and skillfully hand crafted. I love seeing the artists at work. This time I watch a craftsman...More

Thank Tweezergalore
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been wanting to visit this place for a while. Was not disappointed. A lot of good art work and crafts. Very high quality and prices to match.

Thank WestwardBound54
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a nice gift shop with items from local artists on the first floor. Upstairs you will find a nice gallery space, as well as historical folk art exhibits. Well worth the stop on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Thank Heidi_loves_travel
Reviewed 1 week ago

We found a very hospitable and relaxed atmosphere. There are quilts, furniture, glassware, pottery, paintings, metalwork, and many of them are for sale. There is an entire section to display the works of students, many of them as good or better than more experienced artists....More

Thank Dave S
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Sherry S
June 12, 2017|
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Response from 155PaulD155 | Reviewed this property |
There is no cafe.
February 18, 2017|
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Response from blouise2016 | Reviewed this property |
Seeing both attractions is certainly doable in one day. Start with the Folk Art Center which is self guided and can be done easily in one hour. From there go NW on the Blue Ridge Parkway and see part of the wonderful... More
Tamara D
January 30, 2017|
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Response from Farmerhouse | Reviewed this property |
At least two hours. If you are the type that likes to look closely at everything, then maybe three. Very interesting place and lots of nice art pieces. There are many different types of artists on display and some were... More