Cradle of Forestry Admission

  • During our limited reopening we are charging $4.00 regular admission
  • Free for youth ages 4-12
  • Half price for America the Beautiful annual and lifetime passholders and up to three guests.
  • *FREE for Friends of the Cradle of Forestry and 4th Grade Every Kid in a Park passes

*Exceptions to general admission are for some special events such as: In Search of Blue Ghosts Firefly Tours, Songcatchers Music Series, and The Legend of Tommy Hodges.

Cradle of Forestry Hours

The Cradle of Forestry is currently closed. We hope to open Wednesday August 5th from 10am to 4pm.

If you need to get in touch with us during the winter season, please call Clay Wooldridge, Director of the Cradle of Forestry, at (828) 884-5713 ext. 221

If you have any questions regarding reservations for next year, please leave a voicemail and we will get back to you shortly, or email regarding school reservations (

Cradle of Forestry Location

The Cradle of Forestry in America Heritage Site is located near Brevard, NC and Asheville, NC within Pisgah National Forest on Hwy. 276 North, 4 Miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway at Mile Marker 412, and 3.5 miles from Sliding Rock.

GPS Coordinates:
Latitude 35.21’02”
Longitude -82.46’43”

Physical Address (Not a mailing address):
11250 Pisgah Hwy
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768