Cradle of Forestry Admission

  • $6.00 for adults 13 years of age and older
  • $3.00 for youth ages 12 and under
  • Half price for America the Beautiful annual and lifetime passholders only
  • *FREE for Friends of the Cradle of Forestry and 4th Grade Every Kid in a Park passes

*Exceptions to general admission are for special events hosted outside normal visitation hours: In Search of Blue Ghosts Firefly tours, Winged Creatures of the Night, and The Legend of Tommy Hodges with prices ranging from $6-$16.

Cradle of Forestry Hours

We are now CLOSED for our winter hours.

Opening Day will be April 7, 2018.

If you need to get in touch with us during the winter season, please call Devin Gentry 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