Mountain Farm Museum
Cherokee, NC – Sitting on the banks of the Oconaluftee River, just inside the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, the Mountain Farm Museum has a collection of southern Appalachian farm buildings assembled from different locations throughout the Park. Visitors can explore a chestnut log farmhouse, barn, hen house, apple house, springhouse, and blacksmith shop. The farmstead even has a crop in the field and live farm animals during the summer. Most of the structures were built in the late 19th century by the Davis family and were preserved here in the 1950s. During the summer Park staff and volunteers give demonstrations of some traditional mountain ways like black-smithing, plowing, and syrup making.
Admission is free.