Graham County North Carolina Culture & Heritage

Stecoah Valley Center

Stecoah Valley Center

This Center is a vital contributor to the preservation of the Appalachian mountain heritage of Western North Carolina. Throughout the year mountain traditions are celebrated through music programs, old-time festivals, workshops and other events that appeal to all age groups. The Center includes the Stecoah Valley Artisans Gallery which offers a unique opportunity to buy original artwork as well as the fine crafts. Also featured are many talented Cherokee Indian artisans whose beadwork, pottery, masks and artworks are produced in the traditional ways of their ancestors

Website: Stecoah Valley Center

Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians

Cherokee North Carolina celebrates the Cherokees' cultural heritage, including Unto These Hills outdoor drama and the Oconaluftee Indian Village. Museum of the Cherokee Indian, Qualla Arts and Crafts, Harrahs Cherokee Casino and Sequoyah National Golf Club are also located in Cherokee.

Websites: Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians, Harrahs Cherokee Casino website, Harrah's Cherokee River Valley Casino websiteSequoyah National Golf Club

Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians
Great Smoky Mountain Railway

Great Smoky Mountains Railway

Scenic rail excursions from the historic depot in Bryson City, through the beautiful countryside of Western North Carolina.  Dine in our First Class Cars with a private attendant and breathtaking views or take it all in while riding in an Open Air Gondola.

Graham County's Barn Quilt Trail

This trail highlights local agriculture and strong traditions in handcrafts. The trail spans across Graham County. From Stecoah to Robbinsville, Yellow Creek to Snowbird, there are barn quilts across the communities in the county. Quilts include traditional and non-traditional patterns such as Spinning Star, Ocean Waves, Inverted Log Cabin, original designs and more.

WebsiteGraham Quilt Trails

Quilt of Valor
Hunting Boy Wood Carving


Graham County Artisan Map

Stoney Hollow Farm Family owned u-pick and farm store featuring a wide variety of organically and bio-dynamically grown seasonal fruits, vegetables, and fresh baked break goodness from on-sight bakery. No GMO's! Now open year round! website

Wehrloom Honey & Essentials Locally made varietal and herbal infused honey’s, candles, and skin care products, as well as crafts made by local artisans. Tour our honeybee observatory and learn all about the secrets of the hive. website

Yellow Branch Pottery & Cheese Hand-thrown functional stoneware pottery and Yellow Branch Farmstead Cheeses. Tour the working pottery studio and sample locally made cheeses. website

Bee Global Studio Gallery Experience art and nature: a working candle studio gallery featuring beeswax creations and other handmade treasures. website

Junk N Style Unique handmade NC bark pieces, repurposed wood décor, handmade oils, hand painted signs, as well as local featured artisans. website

Hunting Boy Wood Carving Native crafts & chain saw art. River cane and white oak baskets, pottery, handmade jewelry. Hand-carved wood and chain saw art by Billy Welch. website

Killboy Photography Famous as the original action photographer on the Tail of the Dragon.  He is also known for his breathtaking scenic photos from including both the Tail of the Dragon and Cherohala Skyway. website