Preserving the legacy of Southern Appalachian pioneers and experiencing how they lived.​

Please note: we are temporarily closed. Although you may see staff members on-site, for their safety, and yours, we ask you to schedule a tour by contacting us at Depending on the size of your group, it may take two weeks to schedule. We are strictly enforcing our COVID policy which you can read here.


Teaching and learning is

our primary goal.

Pioneer Life

Preserving the mid-19th century way of life.


Current events and happenings.

Preserve History
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Contact Us

Telephone 828.536.0337


Address 134 Joe Young Road

Burnsville, North Carolina 28714

We welcome visitors by appointment.