Looking for an insiders’ view on life in Transylvania County’s pioneer days? How about a short tutorial on the birth of American forestry at the Cradle of Forestry? An eager amateur astronomer might even venture a few miles out of downtown Brevard to the fascinating Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute where the Mineral and Meteorite Museum lives. This also happens to be a former NASA tracking station!
There are more than a few opportunities to learn a lesson or two in Transylvania County and almost all of them are interactive and family friendly. From the impeccably maintained historical artifacts at the Transylvania Heritage Museum to the summertime workshops on salamanders at the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education, the curious traveler will find ample opportunities to learn something new. Visiting on a Summer Saturday? Book a walking tour here.
New in 2017! The WNC Military History Museum is home to artifacts of all types from World Wars I and II, Korea, The cold War, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan.