Great Smoky Mtns. National Park Travel Guide

Great Smoky Mtns. National Park Sights

Mountain Farm Museum

  • U.S. 441 Map It
  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park
  • Historic District/Site
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 07/23/2015

Fodor's Review

This is perhaps the best re-creation anywhere of a mountain farmstead. Don't miss it! The nine farm buildings, all dating from the late 19th century, were moved in the 1950s to this site, next to the Oconaluftee Visitor Center, from various locations within the park. Besides a furnished two-story chestnut log cabin, there is a barn, apple house, corn crib, smokehouse, beegums, springhouse, chicken coop, and other outbuildings. In season, corn, tomatoes, pole beans, squash, and other mountain crops are grown in the garden, and park staff sometimes put on demonstrations of pioneer activities, such as making apple butter and molasses. Two 1 1/2-mile walking trails (easy) begin near the farm museum. Dogs on leashes are allowed on the trail but not within the farm grounds.

Sight Information


U.S. 441, at Oconaluftee Visitor Center, 1 1/2 miles from Cherokee, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, North Carolina, 28719, United States

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828-497–1904; 865-436–1200-park information line

Sight Details:

  • Free

Published 07/23/2015


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