Cradle of Forestry in America Historic Site

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The Cradle of Forestry in America is the site of the first forestry school in America, the Biltmore Forest School, founded in 1898. The Forest Discovery Center features interactive exhibits and two movies, one about the creation of the school and the history of forestry conservation, the other a youth-oriented fable to inspire forest stewardship. The site features the museum, eight historic buildings, a restored portable saw mill and logging locomotive as well as curriculum-based programs. Special interpretive events and living history crafters are offered throughout the season.

1600 Pisgah Highway
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768

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Hours of Operation: Open Daily 9:00am – 5:00pm (Mid-April—1st week in November)

$ Adults; 15 & Under None $ Group Programs

Friends of Mountain History  |  2140 Emmas Grove Road, Fairview, NC 28730  |  828.712.8687