I love a good history museum and the Museum of Appalachia was amazing. When you first pull in the drive you are greeted with old buildings and goats. There is plenty of parking so do not worry. The ground is beautiful with peacocks and chickens roaming freely. The staff was very welcoming when we went into the store to pay for the admission. The price ranges from $18-$6 with different discounts in the middle like senior and military. A map of the area is provided along with descriptions of the buildings.
There are over 30 buildings and a few large buildings with thousands of artifacts in them. Unfortunately, due to time constraints we were limited on what we could read and take in. We spent a little over 2 hours walking around and could have easily been there for another 2 hours and had lunch at their on property restaurant.
They also have events like live music so make sure to check their website for upcoming events. They offer weddings services which I personally think would be a beautiful setting.