Foxfire Museum – Mountain City, Ga

If you find yourself up near Dillard, Tallulah Gorge, or Black Rock Mountain then be sure to stop at Foxfire Museum. It is right before the entrance into Black Rock Mtn State Park, down an unassuming dirt road, and what waits for you at the end of that road is educational, fun, and inspiring.

The Foxfire Magazine and anthologies are about the self-sufficient life of the Southern Appalachia people of long ago.  Students of this program used proceeds from the book to replicate a town from this period.  Visitors are free to roam the “community.”  You will see homes, a chapel, workshops, and so much more.

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Looking for more ideas about where to learn about history in Georgia? Check out my Explore Georgia article: 6 historical adventures in Georgia that kids will love.

Lesli Peterson

Lesli Peterson

Lesli made her way to Atlanta over 20 years ago, after living in Germany, Japan and six U.S. states. She relishes the discovery of obscure, offbeat and unwonted places, and she will chat up any willing stranger to uncover a new secret locale.

After 18 years in software development, Lesli bailed on the corporate scene. When she’s not traveling, she’s hiking in the mountains or checking out Atlanta’s culinary scene, whiskey in hand.

Lesli has two kiddos -Cooper and Elliot- plus two bonus kids currently at UGA, and she’s happily married to her soul mate.
Lesli Peterson

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