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1600 Golden Rd Lake Toxaway, NC 28747    |    828.862.4207    |    info@earthshinediscovery.com
Earthshine Discovery Center - Living History
All - Inclusive Family Getaways

Experience life in the 1840s! Earthshine offers two different hands-on historical adventures, Pioneer Morning and Cherokee Morning. All ages!

In the pioneer village, you'll make hand-dipped candles, spin wool, and help work in the blacksmith forge.

In the Cherokee village, you'll grind corn, make clay beads, and hone ancient hunting skills.

“The staff are true professionals. Caring, educational, good spirited and always willing to go the extra mile to make our experience the best it could be.”

Our family historical adventures are based on the living history program we offer schools.

Spinning wool at the wheel with the Pioneers.
Real blacksmithing at the forge.
Making hand-dipped candles.

Learning Cherokee hunting skills.
Working with clay in the Cherokee village.
Experiencing ancient Cherokee methods of grinding corn.


For all-inclusive family getaways, our history adventures are included in your overnight rate.

Day use guests that would like to join us are welcome at $15.00 per person. A 24 hour advance reservation is required. For more details on Play for the Day, click HERE:

Living history adventures are available for weddings and corporate retreats, at an extra cost per person. Call us for details.

For educational groups, living history is included in the Destination: 1840 program. Click HERE to learn more.

At Earthshine, every day is an adventure. We're nestled deep in the Blue Ridge mountains, right on the edge of Pisgah National Forest. There's so much to explore and experience here. We go out twice every day at 10:00am and 2:00pm. Call today and find out what's happening next!