Davis Cabin – Mountain Farm Museum, Oconaluftee

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park isn’t just an awesome place to go for beautiful scenery and exciting hikes, it’s also a place to learn about late 19th century Appalachian life, like at the John Davis Cabin and Mountain Farm Museum.

The John Davis Farmhouse. Part of the Mountain Farm Museum at the Oconaluftee Visitor's Center in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Pentax *ist DS.

The John Davis Farmhouse. Part of the Mountain Farm Museum at the Oconaluftee Visitor’s Center in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Pentax *ist DS.

The John Davis Cabin and the rest of the Mountain Farm Museum is located at the Oconaluftee Visitor’s Center just north of Cherokee, NC.

The Davis Cabin was built in 1900 and, as you can see from the above photo, is perfectly maintained by the GSM National Park Service.  Its also very photogenic! 🙂

 

This is one of my all time favorite photos from my trips to the Smoky Mountains because I think it captures the essence of the area so well.

You’ve got the John Davis Cabin itself, bathed in the warm light of the passing day.

Nice green grass and trees behind it and some of the green Smoky Mountain range further behind everything else.

Lastly, the natural framing of the silhouetted fence and leaves in the foreground gives depth, character and pulls your eyes to the subject, the Davis Farmhouse.

If you like this photo too, it’s actually one of the 13 photos in my Great Smoky Mountains Wall Calendar.

You can also get it as a stand alone yearly calendar.

 

Have you been to the Mountain Farm Museum?  If so, did you get a picture of the outhouse? 🙂

Post a link if you did!

 

Court.

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