sales nearing nine million books. The Fox fire Book series stands as a lasting tribute not only to the people and heritage of Southern Appalachia, but to the high school students over the decades who wanted to honor their community, neighbors, and families with a simple and powerful tribute - remembrance. Royalties from The Foxfire Book and Foxfire 2 were invested - by student choice - into the purchase of property and groundwork for a physical facility for preserving Appalachia. The twenty-plus log structures of The Foxfire Museum were relocated to or built on the mountain property over a decade, largely through student labor. The facility serves as a functional museum of
Southern Appalachia with self-guided tours for visitors, featuring artifact displays in and around the authentic or replica log cabins themselves. The Museum features a grist mill, a blacksmith's shop, a replica chapel, a wagon collection, and other single- and multi-room cabins. Other areas of the facility also serve as resources for community interaction and for educational opportunities for visiting educators, schools, summer camps, and tour groups.
Admission for self-guided tours of the Museum can be purchased at the gift shop for $6.00 per person (children under 10 get in free). Admission includes one souvenir tour booklet per family/group. Guided tours featuring more artifacts and plenty of lore are available for groups of six or more by reservation only - please call for tour pricing and scheduling.
|Out gift shop features hand-crafted pottery, home-made soaps, hand-made textiles, and wooden toys alongside the entire Foxfire series and a large selection of related books, covering topics such as Appalachian history, folklore, ghost stories, cookbooks, plant/animal identification, and how-to titles for traditional crafts and skills.