Cradle of Forestry Admission

$5.00 for adults 16 years of age and older
$2 TUESDAYS! (Adult pricing only, youth are still Free. Excludes guided group programs by reservation)
*FREE for youth ages 15 and younger
*FREE for Friends of the Cradle of Forestry, Every Kid in a Park, Federal Interagency and Golden Age Pass holders

*Exceptions to general admission are for the following special events which are $6.00 for adults 16 years of age and older and $3.00 for youth 15 and younger and Federal Interagency and Golden Age Passport holders: Firefly Twilight Tour, Winged Creatures of the Night, Songcatchers Music Series, Smokey Bear’s Birthday Party, Forest Festival Day, and The Legend of Tommy Hodges.

Cradle of Forestry Hours

We are now CLOSED for our winter hours.

Opening Day will be April 7, 2018.

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