Appalachian Forest Discovery Center
Forest Discovery Center museum and visitor center is located
on the first floor of the historic Darden Mill in downtown
Elkins, West Virginia. Here, the visitor will learn about
the Appalachian region’s rich cultural and forest heritage:
how the people of this region interacted with this dynamic
forest resource and how it, in turn, molded and influenced
them. You can also get information here about other forest
heritage sites to visit in AFHA, and purchase forest
heritage related items in our gift shop.
Center permanent exhibit,
Discovering the Appalachian
Forest, explores AFHA’s four theme topics:
there is also a new exhibit each year exploring one of these
topics in more depth. For 2017, this rotating exhibit
focused on Forestry and its history, legacy, and impact on the
Appalachian Forest Heritage Area.
Sustaining the Appalachian Forest: Healthy Forests for the
See Images of the Forestry
Forest Discovery Center is open to the public Thursday
through Sunday, 9:30 am to 5 pm, from May through October,
or by appointment. Admission is free; donations are
appreciated. Contact us at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 304-637-6182.
The museum is located on the first floor of the Darden Mill,
#2 Railroad Ave., Elkins, West Virginia 26241 one block
south of the
Depot in downtown Elkins, at the intersection of
Railroad Ave and First Street. The GPS coordinates are:
38.9233465 and -79.8532057.
West Virginia Railroad Museum is located on the second
floor of the Darden Mill.