Folk Art Center - Milepost 382

Aerial View of craft gallery in Folk Art Center
Peruse the craft gallery on the first floor or museum exhibits, including special and traveling exhibits, on the second floor of the Folk Art Center.
Discover Appalachian arts and crafts at the Folk Art Center near Asheville. In season, daily craft demonstrations give visitors the chance to see folk art being made and to talk to the craftsmen as they work. Year-round, visitors can wander through the modern folk art gallery or chat with a ranger.

At a Glance:

  • Visitor center and folk art exhibition hall
  • Hiking trails

Points of Interest:

Visitor Center: Talk to a ranger for information and to grab a map. Located inside the folk art center. Open year-round. Hours vary by season; check the opening schedule for specific times.

Folk Art Exhibition Hall: Headquarters of the Southern Highland Craft Guild, the Folk Art Center offers craft sales, demonstrations, and exhibits, a craft library, and auditorium.

Sleeping and Eating:

The Folk Art Center has no sleeping or eating options. See nearby towns for accommodations.

Things to Do:

Hike a Trail: Pick up the Mountains-to-Sea Trail, which runs along a large section of the Parkway near Asheville. Use two cars for a through-hike or use the Folk Art Center as a home base for an out-and-back. Find other area hikes on the North Carolina trails page.

Last updated: July 18, 2019

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

199 Hemphill Knob Rd
Asheville, NC 28803


828 348-3400

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