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Field Trip: Guided Walk at the Miller Farmstead

June 8 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

TNPS Conference registration is required to attend this field trip!

Description: Before Roan Mountain State Park was established, the lands that now comprise the park were populated by communities of subsistence farmers. The Dave and Louisa Miller family moved to Ripshin Mountain in 1870, where three generations of Millers lived for over 90 years. The farmhouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places because it reflects the lifestyle of rural subsistence farmers in Appalachia in the early 20th century. Join park staff for a guided tour of the Miller farmhouse and learn more about the history of Roan Mountain and the people who have called it home for generations. There are also pollinator gardens on the site that may be in bloom.

Meeting Places/Time: The trip will begin at Roan Mountain State Park at 2:00 pm at the pool parking lot where we caravan to the Miller Farmstead in the park.

Difficulty: Easy.

Facilities: No

Lunch: If you buy a meal ticket, you will be provided a box lunch at the Conference Center before the field trip.

Leader: A Roan Mountain Park Ranger will lead this tour.


June 8
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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