The Orchard at Altapass

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The Orchard at Altapass

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  • Seasons - May - October
  • Hours - Please check our website for specific hours


  • 1025 Orchard Road

    Little Switzerland,   NC   28752

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    1025 Orchard Road

    Spruce Pine,   NC   28777


Perched on the crest of the Blue Ridge atop the Eastern Continental Divide, the Orchard occupies a unique spot in America’s landscape and history. The Orchard offers something for everyone almost every day of the week during the season. Our programs include free live music and dance performances as well as many free or low cost educational and recreational activities for the whole family!

Take a family hayride with storytelling about “the most historically active place” along the Blue Ridge Parkway. We're an Appalachian cultural and historical center celebrating the people, music, art and natural beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. A century old, the Orchard sits astride the Parkway, preserving some of the most amazing scenery in the state.

During summer enjoy Super Saturdays, special Appalachian heritage activities for kids age 6-12.

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1025 Orchard Road
Little Switzerland NC 28752


Latitude: 35° 52' 33.24" / Longitude: -82° 1' 25.6794"

Special Directions:

Exit 85 off I-40. Take US 221/NC226 north - bypass to the Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 328.3, Little Switzerland, 3 miles north of NC 226

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