• Approximately 1,500 black bears live in the national park.

    Great Smoky Mountains

    National Park NC,TN

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  • Trail Advisory

    Several trails in the park are temporarily closed. Please check the "Backcountry Facilities" section of the Temporary Road and Facilities Closures page for further details. More »

Event Details

  • Every Thursday Weekly from 06/20/2013 to 08/08/2013

    Location: Mountain Farm Museum adjacent to the Oconaluftee Visitor Center Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Fee Information: Free

Come explore the past for a glimpse into yesterday in rural southern Appalachia at the turn of the last century. Never again will we see log structures of American chestnut and if we are fortunate, never again scrub our clothes on washboards. How wonderful it is to visit the past, how amazing it is to live in the present. Let’s compare and decide when we would really have liked to live.