Cradle of Forestry, Pisgah Forest

4.7
#4 of 10 in Parks in Pisgah Forest
Cradle of Forestry in America

National Forest Historic Site

Spanning over 100 years of forest conservation history, the Cradle of Forestry offers a snap shot of life at America’s first school of Forestry along the Biltmore Campus Trail. You can also take a picturesque walk along the Forest Festival Trail complete with a restored 1915 logging locomotive, or take a ride with firefighters aboard a helicopter on their way to a roaring fire in the wilds of Idaho in the Forest Discovery Center Exhibit Hall.

Come explore the sights and sounds, check out the events and activities, and plan your adventure at the birthplace of Forest Conservation in America – the Cradle of Forestry
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  • Did a good job at giving the history of forestry. Down to earth smaller museum and not high tech but found very interesting, glad we found it while on trip to Mt Pisgah Inn.  more »
  • A wonderful day in the Pisgah National Forest with Jonathan from the Pisgah Field School. Jonathan was very knowledgeable about the area & the history. It was a stupendous day weatherwise! The...  more »

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