Cradle of Forestry

  • 11250 Pisgah Highway
  • Pisgah Forest, NC 28768
  • Phone: (828) 877-3130

Home of the first forestry school in America, this historic site offers guided walks, historic buildings, living history interpreters, outdoor fun, antique equipment, an old logging train, and the Forest Discovery Center.

Types of Tours: Guided and Self-guided tours available.      
Group Policies: Reservation required for guided tours. Courtesy call appreciated for self-guided tours.   
Days & Hours of Operation: Open daily mid-April to early November 9:00am - 5:00pm   
Miles from Downtown Asheville: 43 miles; Motorcoach buses need to avoid NC Highway 151 because of windy roads. It is advised to follow Interstate 26 to NC-280 to US-276 route.   

As the local experts in Asheville, the ACVB would welcome the opportunity to source your overnight room needs and help you plan the perfect itinerary! Please contact us at 800-257-5583.

  • Admission Charge
Attraction Amenities
  • Free Parking
  • Handicap Accessibility
  • Pets Allowed
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Restroom
Discounts & Packages
  • Discount for Groups
Food and Beverage
  • Beverages Available
  • Snack Bar/Shop
Group Tour/Motorcoach
  • Motorcoach Parking
  • Tour Group Greeter
  • Tour Guide Available (Fee)