Furs to Factories Heritage Area Trail | Tennessee Vacation

Furs to Factories Heritage Area Trail

The Furs to Factories Heritage Trail has been described as a “museum without walls.” And it’s true. The story of how the Industrial Revolution played out in the Southern Appalachians is a compelling narrative that is linked to the nation’s history. Each stop along the way acts as a chapter in the story. A 1757 British fort, Cherokee museum, Victorian train station, 1890 railroad, historic copper mine, ancient trade path, two national scenic byways, and a textile mill village are examples of what modern day explorers will find on the Furs to Factories Heritage Trail. And getting there is part of the experience. Two national scenic byways, train excursions, and Cherokee National Forest hiking and biking trails make exploring the Tennessee Overhill a memorable experience.

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