Authorized by Congress in 2003, the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area is the regional steward of living Appalachian traditions in North Carolina.
We honor our elders and invite new generations to explore music, craft, foodways, the outdoors and the native wisdom that all have their home in the Blue Ridge mountains of North Carolina.
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Sights & Sounds of the Blue Ridge
Image courtesy of Cedric N. Chatterley.
Oconaluftee Mountain Farm Museum
The Oconaluftee Mountain Farm Museum in Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a collection of historic structures from throughout the park gathered and preserved as an outdoor living museum.
Great Smoky Mountains Association and Blue Ridge National Heritage Area.