On March 21, 1916, Mount Mitchell became North Carolina’s first state park, as well as the first state park in the Southeast. This display celebrates a century of conservation, education and recreation by the North Carolina State Parks system, which comprises nearly a quarter million acres. Learn about the history of several state parks. Touch-screen monitors showcase many photographs by North Carolina State Park rangers. The display was produced by the North Carolina State Parks.


The display will be open June 18, 2016, through Jan. 8, 2017