Appalachian Mural Trail



BR Parkway Milepost Mural Guide

    The 469-mile, Blue Ridge Parkway is part of the U.S. National Park Service. The parkway follows a non-commmerical recreational motoring route along the ridge of the Blue Ridge Mountains, connecting Shenandoah and Great Smoky Mountains National Parks. With the use of the milepost system (the numbers increase as you drive south), you can easily find points of interest along the way.

   There is no admission fee to the awe inspiring views from the Blue Ridge Parkway, which now have a new addition- the Appalachian Mural Trail. Within driving distance of the Blue Ridge Parkway amazing murals dot the horizon and tell the story of the Appalachian Mountains. With this Parkway Milepost Guide you can follow the Parkway and view beautiful historical murals while exiting at the mile posts along the way!




Blue Ridge Parkway MilePost Guide

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Trail Town Mural Elkin, NC
Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost: 229
Exit South onto US.21 for 19 miles
  to CC Camp Rd(NC.268)
Next West(Right) onto CC Camp Rd for .6 mile
  to N.Bridge St
Next South(Left) onto N.Bridge St for
  1.2 miles to W.Market St in Elkin
Next West(Right) onto W.Market St to #111
  for Trail Town Mural
Driving Time: 29 minutes

GPS Coordinates
Latitude:36.244696 Longitude:-80.851479
Bridge/Depot Mural Mention#1 Elkin, NC
Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost: 229
Exit South onto US.21 for 19 miles
  to CC Camp Rd(NC.268)
Next West(Right) onto CC Camp Rd for .6 mile
  to N.Bridge St
Next South(Left) onto N.Bridge St for
  1.2 miles to E.Standard St in Elkin
Depot Mural is on corner of S.Bridge St and
  E.Standard St
Driving Time: 29 minutes

GPS Coordinates
Latitude:36.244696 Longitude:-80.851479
Yadkin Valley Wine Mural Mention#2 Elkin, NC
Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost: 229
Exit South onto US.21 for 19 miles
  to CC Camp Rd(NC.268)
Next West(Right) onto CC Camp Rd for .6 mile
  to N.Bridge St
Next South(Left) onto N.Bridge St for
  1.2 miles to Main St in Elkin
Wine Mural is on corner of S.Bridge St and
  Main St
Driving Time: 29 minutes

GPS Coordinates
Latitude:36.244107 Longitude:-80.850461
History Mural Mention#3 Elkin, NC
Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost: 229
Exit South onto US.21 for 19 miles
  to CC Camp Rd(NC.268)
Next West(Right) onto CC Camp Rd for .6 mile
  to N.Bridge St
Next South(Left) onto N.Bridge St for
  1.2 miles to W.Market St in Elkin
Next West(Right) onto W.Market St to #115
  for History Mural
Driving Time: 29 minutes

GPS Coordinates
Latitude:36.244696 Longitude:-80.851479
Wilkes Art Gallery Mural North Wilkesboro, NC
Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost: 248
Exit East onto NC.18-Crossover for 24 miles
  to North Wilkesboro
Driving Time: 40 minutes

GPS Coordinates
Latitude:36.160514 Longitude:-81.146643
Under the Wilkes County Sun Mural North Wilkesboro, NC

Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost: 248
Exit East onto NC.18-Crossover for 24 miles
  to North Wilkesboro
Driving Time: 38 minutes

GPS Coordinates
Latitude:36.160514 Longitude:-81.146643
New River Traditions Mural West Jefferson, NC
"The Mural Town"
Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost: 261
Exit west onto NC.16-S for 12 miles
  to Jefferson
Continue Southwest for additional 2 miles
  to West Jefferson
Left onto N.Jefferson Ave for 2 blocks
  Featured Mural on the right
Featured Mural at the intersection of
  N.Jefferson Ave and W. Main St
Driving Time: 24 minutes

GPS Coordinates
Latitude:36.40231 Longitude: -81.49242
Unity in Diversity Mural Mention#1 West Jefferson, NC
"The Mural Town"
Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost: 261
Exit west onto NC.16-S for 12 miles
  to Jefferson
Continue Southwest for additional 2 miles
  to West Jefferson
Left onto N.Jefferson Ave for 2 blocks
  Featured Mural on the right
Featured Mural at the intersection of
  N.Jefferson Ave and W. Main St
Driving Time: 24 minutes

GPS Coordinates
Latitude:36.40231 Longitude: -81.49242
Spring Wildflowers on Mt.Jefferson Mural Mention#2 West Jefferson, NC
"The Mural Town"
Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost: 261
Exit west onto NC.16-S for 12 miles
  to Jefferson
Continue Southwest for additional 2 miles
  to West Jefferson
Left onto N.Jefferson Ave for 2 blocks
  Featured Mural on the right
Featured Mural at the intersection of
  N.Jefferson Ave and W. Main St
Driving Time: 24 minutes

GPS Coordinates
Latitude:36.40231 Longitude: -81.49242
Cut at Devil Stairs Mural Mention#3 West Jefferson, NC
"The Mural Town"
Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost: 261
Exit west onto NC.16-S for 12 miles
  to Jefferson
Continue Southwest for additional 2 miles
  to West Jefferson
Left onto N.Jefferson Ave for 2 blocks
  Featured Mural on the right
Featured Mural at the intersection of
  N.Jefferson Ave and W. Main St
Driving Time: 24 minutes

GPS Coordinates
Latitude:36.40231 Longitude: -81.49242
Wilkesboro Downtown Mural Wilkesboro, NC
Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost: 276.4
Exit North onto US.421 for 21 miles
  to Wilkesboro
Driving Time: 29 minutes

GPS Coordinates
Latitude:36.148297 Longitude:-81.151977
US Post Office Historic Mural Downtown Boone, NC
Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost: 294
Exit Left(North) onto US.321 for 6 miles
  to E.King St in Boone
Next Left(US.421-N) onto E.King St for
  several blocks to 680 W.King St(Post Office)
Driving Time: 19 minutes

GPS Coordinates
Latitude:36.218989 Longitude:-81.684475
Village Park Mural Valdese, NC
Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost: 312
Exit East onto NC.118 for 30 miles
  to Morganton
Next East onto US.70 for 8 miles
  to Valdese
Driving Time: 56 minutes

GPS Coordinates
Latitude:35.742031 Longitude:-81.557223
A Time to Build Mural Old Fort, NC
Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost: 344
Exit East onto US.80 for 9 miles
  to US.70
Next West(right) onto US.70 for 8 miles
  to Main St in downtown Old Fort
Driving Time: 27 minutes

GPS Coordinates
Latitude:35.628934 Longitude:-82.18135
7 Wonders Murals
Point Lookout Trail
Featured Mural
Old Fort, NC
Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost: 344
Exit East onto US.80 for 9 miles
  to US.70
Next West(right) onto US.70 for 8 miles
  to Main St in downtown Old Fort
Driving Time: 27 minutes

GPS Coordinates
Latitude:35.628934 Longitude:-82.18135
Catawba Falls Mural Mention#1 Old Fort, NC
Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost: 344
Exit East onto US.80 for 9 miles
  to US.70
Next West(right) onto US.70 for 8 miles
  to Main St in downtown Old Fort
Driving Time: 27 minutes

GPS Coordinates
Latitude:35.628934 Longitude:-82.18135
Mountain Gateway Museum
Mural Mention#2
Old Fort, NC
Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost: 344
Exit East onto US.80 for 9 miles
  to US.70
Next West(right) onto US.70 for 8 miles
  to Main St in downtown Old Fort
Driving Time: 27 minutes

GPS Coordinates
Latitude:35.629969 Longitude:-82.179796
Old Fort Train Depot
Mural Mention#3
Old Fort, NC
Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost: 344
Exit East onto US.80 for 9 miles
  to US.70
Next West(right) onto US.70 for 8 miles
  to Main St in downtown Old Fort
Driving Time: 27 minutes

GPS Coordinates
Latitude:35.629969 Longitude:-82.179796
Davidson's Fort Mural Mention#4 Old Fort, NC
Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost: 344
Exit East onto US.80 for 9 miles
  to US.70
Next West(right) onto US.70 for 8 miles
  to Main St in downtown Old Fort
Driving Time: 27 minutes

GPS Coordinates
Latitude:35.628934 Longitude:-82.18135
Wolfe Angel Mural Mention#5 Old Fort, NC
Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost: 344
Exit East onto US.80 for 9 miles
  to US.70
Next West(right) onto US.70 for 8 miles
  to Main St in downtown Old Fort
Driving Time: 27 minutes

GPS Coordinates
Latitude:35.624949 Longitude:-82.181132
Andrews Geyser Mural Mention#6 Old Fort, NC
Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost: 344
Exit East onto US.80 for 9 miles
  to US.70
Next West(right) onto US.70 for 8 miles
  to Main St in downtown Old Fort
Driving Time: 27 minutes

GPS Coordinates
Latitude:35.627816 Longitude:-82.178929
Forest City Downtown Mural Forest City, NC
Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost: 384
Exit East onto US.74-A for 39 miles
  to Rutherfordton
Next South onto US.221 for 5 miles
  to Forest City
  Mural located at 149 E Main St.
Driving Time: 57 minutes

GPS Coordinates
Latitude:35.333531 Longitude:-81.863619
Rutherford County Farm Mural
Mention#1
Forest City, NC
Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost: 384
Exit East onto US.74-A for 39 miles
  to Rutherfordton
Next South onto US.221 for 5 miles
  to Forest City
  Museum mural located at 240 Depot St.
Driving Time: 60 minutes

GPS Coordinates
Latitude:35.331557 Longitude:-81.865869
Victorian Antique Mall Mural Rutherfordton, NC
Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost: 384
Exit East onto US.74-A for 39 miles
  to Rutherfordton
Driving Time: 47 minutes

GPS Coordinates
Latitude:35.36808 Longitude:-81.957092
Rutherfordton Mural Mention#1 Rutherfordton, NC
Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost: 384
Exit East onto US.74-A for 39 miles
  to Rutherfordton
Driving Time: 47 minutes

GPS Coordinates
Latitude:35.36808 Longitude:-81.957092
Rutherfordton Mural Mention#2 Rutherfordton, NC
Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost: 384
Exit East onto US.74-A for 39 miles
  to Rutherfordton
Driving Time: 47 minutes

GPS Coordinates
Latitude:35.36808 Longitude:-81.957092
Lake Lure
Flowering Bridge
Mural
Lake Lure, NC
Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost: 384
Exit East onto US.74-A for 18 miles
  to Lake Lure Bridge and
  after crossing the Rocky Broad River
  turn immediately left into parking area
Driving Time: 32 minutes

GPS Coordinates
Latitude:35.435918 Longitude:-82.235059
Chimney Rock
Village Mural
Chimney Rock Village, NC
Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost: 384
Exit East onto US.74-A for 17 miles
  to Chimney Rock Village and
And right into Unique Expressions at
  367 Main St - mural on East Wall.
Driving Time: 30 minutes

GPS Coordinates
Latitude:35.439311 Longitude:-82.247084
Chimney Rock State Park Murals Chimney Rock, NC
"Discovery Mural"
Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost: 384
Exit East onto US.74-A for 17 miles
  to Chimney Rock
And a left into Chimney Rock State Park
Driving Time: 29 minutes

GPS Coordinates
Latitude:35.438226 Longitude:-82.244768
Chimney Rock State Park Mural Mention#1 Chimney Rock, NC
"Bathroom Murals"
Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost: 384
Exit East onto US.74-A for 17 miles
  to Chimney Rock
And a left into Chimney Rock State Park
Driving Time: 29 minutes

GPS Coordinates
Latitude:35.42973 Longitude:-82.25165
Chimney Rock State Park Mural Mention#2 Chimney Rock, NC
"Bathroom Murals"
Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost: 384
Exit East onto US.74-A for 17 miles
  to Chimney Rock
And a left into Chimney Rock State Park
Driving Time: 29 minutes

GPS Coordinates
Latitude:35.42973 Longitude:-82.25165
Chimney Rock State Park Mural Mention#3 Chimney Rock, NC
"Bathroom Murals"
Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost: 384
Exit East onto US.74-A for 17 miles
  to Chimney Rock
And a left into Chimney Rock State Park
Driving Time: 29 minutes

GPS Coordinates
Latitude:35.42973 Longitude:-82.25165
Triangle Park Mural Asheville, NC
Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost: 384
Exit West onto US.74-A for 1/2 mile
  to I-240
Next Westly on I-240 for 3.7 miles to
  Exit 5-B(Charlotte St)
Next Right(South) onto Charlotte St for
  several blocks to S.Beaumont St
Next Right(West) onto S.Beaumont St for
  1 block to S.Market St
Next Right(North) onto S.Market St for 1/2
  block to Triangle Park on Left
Driving Time: 11 minutes

GPS Coordinates
Latitude:35.59381 Longitude:-82.55019
Shindig on the Green Mural Asheville, NC
Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost: 384
Exit West onto US.74-A
  for 1/2 mile to I-240
Next Westly on I-240 for 3.7 miles
  to Exit 5-B(Charlotte St)
Next Right(South) onto Charlotte St for
  several blocks to Eagle St
Next Right(West) onto Eagle St for
  2 blocks to S.Spruce St
Next Right(North) onto S.Spruce St for
  2 blocks to Shindig Mural on
  north wall of Pack's Tavern
Driving Time: 11 minutes

GPS Coordinates
Latitude:35.5951 Longitude:-82.5496
Chicken Alley Mural Asheville, NC
Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost: 384
Exit West onto US.74-A
  for 1/2 mile to I-240
Next Westly on I-240 for 3.7 miles
  to Exit 5-B(Charlotte St)
Next Right(South) onto Charlotte St for
  several blocks to College St
Next Right(West) onto College St for
  several blocks to S.Lexington Ave
Next Right(North) onto S.Lexington Ave for
  several blocks to Woodfin St
Next Right(East) onto Woodfin St to
  first alley on right to mural
Driving Time: 13 minutes

GPS Coordinates
Latitude:35.59767 Longitude:-82.55331
Lexington Gateway Mural Asheville, NC
Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost: 384
Exit West onto US.74-A
  for 1/2 mile to I-240
Next Westly on I-240 for 3.7 miles
  to Exit 5-B(Charlotte St)
Next Right(South) onto Charlotte St for
  several blocks to College St
Next Right(West) onto College St for
  several blocks to S.Lexington Ave
Next Right(North) onto S.Lexington Ave for
  several blocks to I-240 underpass and mural
Driving Time: 13 minutes

GPS Coordinates
Latitude:35.59911 Longitude:-82.554224
Dillsboro Downtown Mural Dillsboro, NC
Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost: 443
Exit Right(West) onto US-23 for 14 miles
  to Exit 81-B at US-441
Next South onto US-441 for 1/2 mile
  to Haywood Rd in Dillsboro
Next Left(East) onto Haywood Rd for 2 blocks
  to Depot St with US Post Office on corner
Mural is on Depot St across from Post Office
Driving Time: 17 minutes

GPS Coordinates
Latitude:35.369270 Longitude:-83.252370
Green Energy Park BlackSmith Mural Dillsboro, NC
Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost: 443
Exit Right(West) onto US-23 for 14 miles
  to Exit 81-B at US-441
Next South onto US-441 for 1/2 mile
  to Haywood Rd in Dillsboro
Next Right(West) onto Haywood Rd for 1 mile
  to Green Energy Park Rd
Next Right onto Green Energy Park Rd to #100 and murals
Driving Time: 18 minutes

GPS Coordinates
Latitude:35.371319 Longitude:-83.261963
Green Energy Park Glass Blowing Mural Mention Dillsboro, NC
Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost: 443
Exit Right(West) onto US-23 for 14 miles
  to Exit 81-B at US-441
Next South onto US-441 for 1/2 mile
  to Haywood Rd in Dillsboro
Next Right(West) onto Haywood Rd for 1 mile
  to Green Energy Park Rd
Next Right onto Green Energy Park Rd to #100 and murals
Driving Time: 18 minutes

GPS Coordinates
Latitude:35.371319 Longitude:-83.261963
Cherokee Homestead Mural Hayesville, NC
Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost: 443
Exit Right(West) onto US-23 for 14 miles
  to Exit 81-B at US-441
Next South onto US-441 for 20 miles
  to US-64
Next West onto US-64 for 34 miles
  to US-64-Business in Hayesville
Next Left onto US-64_Bussiness to #805
  the Cherokee Homestead Exhibit and mural
Driving Time: 82 minutes

GPS Coordinates
Latitude:35.044221 Longitude:-83.81895
Mountain Valley Park Mural Mention Hayesville, NC
Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost: 443
Exit Right(West) onto US-23 for 14 miles
  to Exit 81-B at US-441
Next South onto US-441 for 20 miles
  to US-64
Next West onto US-64 for 34 miles
  to US-64-Business in Hayesville
Next Left onto US-64_Bussiness to
  Main Street in Hayesville
Next Left onto Main St to #33 the
  Mountain Valley Park and mural
Driving Time: 82 minutes

GPS Coordinates
Latitude:35.045901 Longitude:-83.818243


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