Mountain Farm Museum

The Mountain Farm Museum is a unique collection of farm buildings assembled from locations throughout the park. Visitors can explore a log farmhouse, barn, apple house, springhouse, and a working blacksmith shop to get a sense of how families may have lived 100 years ago. Most of the structures were built in the late 19th century and were moved here in the 1950s. The Davis House offers a rare chance to view a log house built from chestnut wood before the chestnut blight decimated the American Chestnut in our forests during the 1930s and early 1940s. The museum is adjacent to the Oconaluftee Visitor Center.

 

The site also demonstrates historic gardening and agricultural practices, including livestock. An inexpensive, self-guiding tour booklet is available.Two excellent walking trails start from the vicinity. The Oconaluftee River Trail follows its namesake stream for 1.5 miles to Cherokee. Mingus Creek Trail climbs past old farms to the Smokies high country. The easy, 1.5 mile Oconaluftee River Trail begins near the entrance to the museum. It is stroller-accessible and follows the river to Cherokee, N.C. Highlights:

 

• Historic buildings

• Farm animals

• Demonstrations with costumed interpretations

 

Mileage

from Maggie Valley – 15

from Cherokee—2

from Gatlinburg—30

from Townsend—50

Mountain Farmstead Museum

MAGGIE VALLEY AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

P.O. BOX 279, MAGGIE VALLEY, NC 28751

828-926-1686 • 800-624-4431

 

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