Cradle of Forestry Admission

  • $6.00 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

Open Wednesdays through Sundays (closed Monday & Tuesdays), 10am to 4pm. During this phase of reopening, our gift shop, restrooms, film, and 3 miles of paved interpretive trails are open to visitors.

For more information call (828) 877-3130 or email

If you have any questions regarding reservations for next year, please leave a voicemail (828) 877-3130 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