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America’s Largest Home in Asheville, NC Discover Biltmore House, Gardens, Antler Hill Village and Winery In 1888, George Vanderbilt fell in love with the Blue Ridge Mountains and decided to make the region his home. The result was Biltmore, his historic estate in Asheville, NC. More than a century later,… Read More
The Birthplace of Country Music Museum, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, tells the story of the 1927 Bristol Sessions recordings, explores how evolving sound technology shaped their success, and highlights how this rich musical heritage lives on in today’s music. Read More
Blue Ridge Institute and Museum – Located on VA Route 40, we’re the State Center for Blue Ridge Folklore. Come see our free changing exhibits on folk life and folk art. Open Monday-Saturday 10-4 and on Sundays from 1-5 in the summer months only. Visit us online or call (540)… Read More
Crossnore Weavers & Fine Arts Gallery – Explore the art of Appalachian hand weaving in our working museum. Quality wearables, table and kitchen linens, and home decor hand woven by local artisans. Gallery features artists, sculptors, and fine craftspersons. Open Mon-Sat. Off Hwy 221 in Crossnore. (800) 374-4660. Read More
Handmade mountain arts and crafts of Appalachia are celebrated in the WNC mountains in Dillsboro at Dogwood Crafters. Art forms passed down from generation to generation. Since 1976 this craft cooperative has offered a rotating showcase of mountain-made crafts lining the walls and exhibit tables of this 12-room log… Read More
The Floyd Country Store is renowned as a place to experience authentic Appalachian music performed by a group of musicians, flatfoot dancers, and cloggers who are carrying on the tradition of their families. You will find a unique and quirky collection of merchandise, including local products, at the country… Read More
Running on Floyd time… Floyd is as much a state of mind as it is a destination. You can visit us in person or shop our stores online at shopfloydva.com. Located atop the Blue Ridge Plateau in southwestern Virginia, Floyd County is a haven of natural beauty renowned for… Read More
Folk Art Center – Milepost 382.5. Home facility of the Southern Highland Craft Guild. Features craft shop of regional crafts, 3 exhibition galleries, daily craft demonstrations, special events. Parkway information and bookstore. National Park Service programs during season. Open daily with seasonal hours. Visit www.southernhighlandguild.org or call (828) 298-7928 for… Read More
Grovewood Village is located at 111 Grovewood Road in Asheville, NC adjacent to the Omni Grove Park Inn. Experience Asheville’s historic arts and crafts destination. Visit our galleries, enjoy a free tour, and peruse the free Biltmore Industries Homespun and the Estes-Winn Antique Car Museums. Museums open seasonally. Free… Read More
Mabry Mill Restaurant & Gift Shop offers a country-style menu featuring our famous Sweet Potato, Cornmeal, Buckwheat, Blueberry and Apple Pancakes. Breakfast served all day, lunch/dinner entrees available. Gift shop features Virginia crafts and foods, Mabry Mill & Blue Ridge Parkway-inspired gifts, clothing, books, music and souvenirs. Open May-October. Read More