The Folk School's Herb Garden. The timber frame arbor was built by students during a timber framing class.
Nestled on 270 acres in an enchanted valley, the Folk School offers folks who are visiting the area a chance to experience a unique blend of history, art, and natural beauty. Rand McNally has identified the Folk School as one of the top 30 U.S. destinations in their "Best of the Road" listing.
We look forward to resuming a more normal visitation schedule when it is safe to do so. In the meantime, visitors are welcome to walk the trails on campus and shop at the Craft Shop by appointment.
The Folk School is nestled in a beautiful mountain valley surrounded by foothills with a backdrop of the southern Appalachian mountains. Take time to explore our woodland and creekside trails, where you can reconnect with nature away from the noise of city life, capture beautiful photographs, and perhaps glimpse or hear some of the more than 50 species of birds that can be found here. You'll quickly discover why so many students are inspired by the surrounding peaceful, natural beauty.
Browse our Craft Shop (currently the Craft Shop is closed with plans to reopen by appointment as soon as conditions are safe). A founding member of the Southern Highland Craft Guild, the Craft Shop is a destination in itself. Representing the juried work of over 300 local and regional artists, the shop sells ironwork, pottery, jewelry, wood, metal, and handwovens, as well as a vast collection of books.
Once it is safe to do so, we look forward to welcoming visitors to our studios, where people just like you are creating their own works of art and discovering their spirit in the heart of Appalachia. We'll also invite you to take a journey through time in the History Center, where you can learn more about the Folk School's fascinating story. See the Brasstown Carvers' work, and original photographs of renowned photographer Doris Ulmann.
For current information about visiting, be sure to visit us online at FolkSchool.org or call 1-800-FOLK-SCH.