Photos courtesy of Mountain Heritage Center, WCU, Cullowhee.

Sights & Sounds

Activities & Interests

Mountain Farm Museum

The Mountain Farm Museum, in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, showcases one of the finest collections of historic log structures in the National Park system. The 19th century buildings were relocated from the surrounding mountains and coves in the Park to replicate a typical farm of that era.

Visitors can explore the Davis House, a log cabin built of American chestnut before the blight obliterated the giant trees from the region. Other farm buildings are open as well, including a barn, hen house, smoke house, apple house, springhouse, and blacksmith shop.

In summer, the museum becomes a working farm, with crops such as squash, corn and tomatoes cultivated in the garden and live farm animals grazing in the fields. Park staff and volunteers in period costumes offer interpretive programs and demonstrations of traditional farming techniques.

Hours of Operation

The museum is open year-round, sunrise to sunset.

Admission Fees

None.

Hours of operation and fees are subject to change. Contact directly for most current information.

Location

The Mountain Farm Museum is located within the Great Smoky Mountains National Park next door to the Oconaluftee Visitors Center, about 2 miles north of Cherokee, NC on US 441.

Mountain Farm Museum
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
1194 Newfound Gap Road
Cherokee, NC 28719
(828) 497-1904

 

Mountain Farm Museum

1194 Newfound Gap Road
Cherokee, NC 28719
(828) 497-1904
Mountain Farm Museum

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