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Visit Us

Visit Us

There are many ways to visit the Center for Pioneer Life.  Come see us! 

Location

134 Joe Young Rd.

Burnsville, NC 28714

 

Call (828) 536-0337 with any questions

Open Hours

TOURS

Schedule tours by appointment.

 

Cost: Tours are $5 per person, and free for children under 8.

 

 We are often able to schedule private tours for individuals or groups at other times.  Please contact us at programs@pioneerlife.org to discuss.

 

READING LIBRARY 

Wednesday and Friday from 1:00-4:00 PM.  

 

Our (non-lending) community reading library contains titles that pertain to the history, culture, and traditions of the Toe River Valley and Southern Appalachia.  Guests are welcome to sit and read, study, and discuss.  There are comfortable chairs and internet access.  Copies of a limited number of book pages may be made for a small fee.

 

 Come enjoy our lovely space in person!

 

Schedule a Tour, Field Trip,
or Special Event

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Upcoming Events

  • Blue Ridge Storytelling Summit
    Blue Ridge Storytelling Summit
    Sat, Jun 22
    Burnsville
    Jun 22, 2024, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    Burnsville, 134 Joe Young Rd, Burnsville, NC 28714, USA
    Jun 22, 2024, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    Burnsville, 134 Joe Young Rd, Burnsville, NC 28714, USA
    ATTENTION: If you have purchased tickets to the Historical Storytelling Workshop, you do NOT need to purchase General Admission Tickets. They are included in your workshop ticket!
  • Heritage Stories: Finding the Story in History.
    Heritage Stories: Finding the Story in History.
    Sat, Jun 22
    Burnsville
    Jun 22, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Burnsville, 134 Joe Young Rd, Burnsville, NC 28714, USA
    Jun 22, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Burnsville, 134 Joe Young Rd, Burnsville, NC 28714, USA
    Stories keep people and memories alive! Learn how to mine your memories for important stories to honor your heritage and loved ones.
  • History Happy Hour: Michael Hardy
    History Happy Hour: Michael Hardy
    Tue, Jul 02
    Burnsville
    Jul 02, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
    Burnsville, 134 Joe Young Rd, Burnsville, NC 28714, USA
    Jul 02, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
    Burnsville, 134 Joe Young Rd, Burnsville, NC 28714, USA
  • Battle of Big Bethel: A Game of Civil War Strategy with Paul Knight
    Battle of Big Bethel: A Game of Civil War Strategy with Paul Knight
    Wed, Jul 10
    Burnsville
    Jul 10, 2024, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Burnsville, 134 Joe Young Rd, Burnsville, NC 28714, USA
    Jul 10, 2024, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Burnsville, 134 Joe Young Rd, Burnsville, NC 28714, USA
  • Embroidering Local Floral with Hadasah Jessica Michaels
    Embroidering Local Floral with Hadasah Jessica Michaels
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, Jul 17
    Burnsville
    Jul 17, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    Burnsville, 134 Joe Young Rd, Burnsville, NC 28714, USA
    Jul 17, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    Burnsville, 134 Joe Young Rd, Burnsville, NC 28714, USA
    The workshops will be held the 3rd Wednesday of every month, June - September.
  • History Happy Hour: Hannah Presnell
    History Happy Hour: Hannah Presnell
    Tue, Aug 06
    Burnsville
    Aug 06, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
    Burnsville, 134 Joe Young Rd, Burnsville, NC 28714, USA
    Aug 06, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
    Burnsville, 134 Joe Young Rd, Burnsville, NC 28714, USA
  • Gathering Basket Workshop with Bridget VanRemortel
    Gathering Basket Workshop with Bridget VanRemortel
    Thu, Aug 08
    Burnsville
    Aug 08, 2024, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    Burnsville, 134 Joe Young Rd, Burnsville, NC 28714, USA
    Aug 08, 2024, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    Burnsville, 134 Joe Young Rd, Burnsville, NC 28714, USA
  • Firearms Through History featuring Annie Oakley
    Firearms Through History featuring Annie Oakley
    Sat, Aug 24
    Burnsville
    Aug 24, 2024, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Burnsville, 134 Joe Young Rd, Burnsville, NC 28714, USA
    Aug 24, 2024, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Burnsville, 134 Joe Young Rd, Burnsville, NC 28714, USA
    Historic Firearms of the 18th and 19th Century
  • History Happy Hour: Elaine Dellinger
    History Happy Hour: Elaine Dellinger
    Tue, Sep 03
    Burnsville
    Sep 03, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
    Burnsville, 134 Joe Young Rd, Burnsville, NC 28714, USA
    Sep 03, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
    Burnsville, 134 Joe Young Rd, Burnsville, NC 28714, USA
  • History Happy Hour: Micaville Outpost's Noah V. Styles
    History Happy Hour: Micaville Outpost's Noah V. Styles
    Tue, Oct 01
    Burnsville
    Oct 01, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
    Burnsville, 134 Joe Young Rd, Burnsville, NC 28714, USA
    Oct 01, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
    Burnsville, 134 Joe Young Rd, Burnsville, NC 28714, USA
  • History Happy Hour: Dr. Luke Manget
    History Happy Hour: Dr. Luke Manget
    Tue, Dec 03
    Burnsville
    Dec 03, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Burnsville, 134 Joe Young Rd, Burnsville, NC 28714, USA
    Dec 03, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Burnsville, 134 Joe Young Rd, Burnsville, NC 28714, USA
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